In December 2012, I shot a short film called Crazy For You. It took us a while to finish, as it was a big, complex affair, and we premiered at FrightFest in August 2013. It's currently touring festivals.
In December 2013, I shot another short film, called Three Minutes. Determined to do something I could pull off in one day, I wrote a short script about a man trapped in a room. One actor. One room. One prop. Minimal budget and crew. Edited and graded on my laptop at home. And now it's ready to watch.
Oh, we also shot a music video on the same day, in the same room. Thanks to the good people at Enterprise Studios, a hard working cast & crew, and a level of obsessively detailed over-planning that made me feel like a serial killer, we got both shoots done, and finished early. Music video in the morning, location redress, then short film in the afternoon, with time for lunch. The music video will be released soon, for the band Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux (website, Facebook) - I'll update this when that happens, as the short film has an unusual... relationship with the music video. I'll explain later!
Update: the music video is here! Watch the short first, then go watch the music video. That post explains how the two projects are linked.
If people want, I'll do a more detailed post about the whole process, talking through what I've learned, equipment used, etc. For now, enjoy the short, pass it around, embed, etc. Try to watch it in HD, full screen if you can:
Vimeo link is here, YouTube link is here.
Full credits for the short:
Starring Daniel Brocklebank
Written & Directed by
Camera & Sound
Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com
"Ghostpocalypse - 1 Departure"
"Steel and Seething"
Shot on location at
DCC Ash font:
Sounds from www.freesound.org: