September 4, 2014 at 7:31PM

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Luggage Trailer - have been waiting to show this here :)

I would love it if you watched the trailer to my first feature film coming out this October 8. Been working on it for years. Here's the link.

https://vimeo.com/103010031

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Wow, there's some gorgeous shots in there. Kind of looks like a desolate take on Pilgrim's Progress. Congrats on getting to where you are in terms of finishing a feature! That's big.

September 4, 2014 at 7:41PM

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Samuel Neff
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Great looking trailer! Looks like 8 years well spent, in my opinion.

September 4, 2014 at 8:00PM

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Douglas Henderson
Director/Writer/Producer/Actor
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Not to nit pick, but he didn't say 8 years.
"...coming out this October 8. Been working on it for years."
I guess that is a nit pick. ;)

September 4, 2014 at 8:12PM

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Samuel Neff
DP / Editor
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Haha. Way to go, me! Thanks calling me out, Samuel!

September 4, 2014 at 10:05PM

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Douglas Henderson
Director/Writer/Producer/Actor
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That monologue is haunting…gripping. Very well done! Thanks for sharing, Jonesy.

September 4, 2014 at 9:09PM

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V Renée
Nights & Weekends Editor
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Thank you Ms Renee. Brinton Wards performance was off the charts amazing. I wish I could tell the whole story about how that came to be. I agree. Truly gripping.

September 6, 2014 at 2:09PM

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Jonesy Jones
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Thanks for the love guys. It was actually produced over the course of 4 years on a Canon 7D, a shoestring budget, and a whole lot of sweat and tears. Learned a lot. Can't wait to make another. :)

September 4, 2014 at 9:28PM, Edited September 4, 9:28PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Awesome! I look forward to watching it. *writes down Oct. 8th*

September 4, 2014 at 9:35PM

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Samuel Neff
DP / Editor
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Thank you. Btw, I'm familiar with the Pilgrim's Progress reference. :) It was brought up several times during production.

September 4, 2014 at 11:18PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Wow, you made that Canon 7D footage look like Red Scarlet footage very impressive! Also like the way the trailer is cut, very intriguing, hooked in seconds. Best of luck on your premier this October!

September 5, 2014 at 7:20AM, Edited September 5, 7:20AM

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Gvickie Xiong
Editor/Cinematographer/Director
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Thank you.

September 5, 2014 at 5:06PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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This is actually awesome! It really looked like raw, graded footage. Did You grade in Davinci? Or what did You use?

September 9, 2014 at 1:50AM

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Vincens von Bibra
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Sorry Vincens, I just saw this question. It was just the h264 footage from the 7D. Graded mostly with FilmConvert. Thanks for the comment.

September 11, 2014 at 5:35PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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That looks absolutely fantastic! Great work, Jonesy!

September 4, 2014 at 10:39PM, Edited September 4, 10:39PM

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Rob Hardy
Founder of Filmmaker Freedom
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Thank you Robert. Each and every encouragement is much appreciated.

September 4, 2014 at 11:20PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Great work Jonesy - Really looking forward to seeing the whole thing! 4 years and a lot of blood sweat and tears - you must be bloody exhausted! I'm just starting post on my own first feature (www.facebook.com/dsrmovie - it hasn't taken 4 years, but it feels like it) and if it looks half as good as yours I'll be very pleased!

Well done,

Alex.

September 5, 2014 at 4:05AM

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Alex Richardson
Director
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That's quite a compliment. From the photos on your facebook page it looks really interesting. The wardrobe and location are super awesome. Where is the location if I may ask?

September 5, 2014 at 5:12PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Hi Jonesy,

Thanks! The locations are all in the South West of England - The Quantocks, Exmoor and Dartmoor. I scouted them about a year ago, and then tailored the script to fit - seemed the best way, when you're operating on a very low budget!

September 5, 2014 at 5:36PM

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Alex Richardson
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Photos for Don't Stop Running look great. Be sure to update when you have a trailer.

September 6, 2014 at 6:46PM, Edited September 6, 6:46PM

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Luna Videography
Videographer
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Yup. Definitely!

September 6, 2014 at 11:55PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Thanks Luna - will do!

September 7, 2014 at 7:14AM

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Alex Richardson
Director
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Fantastic work! Well done.

September 5, 2014 at 11:01AM

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Martin Karlsson
Director, Director of Photography, Writer, Composer/Musician/Vocalist, Editor
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Thank you Martin.

September 5, 2014 at 5:12PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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It looks really nice! I like your subject. Preview might be a little long. Very visually appealing!

September 5, 2014 at 2:40PM

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Anton Doiron
Creator/Filmmaker
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Looks amazing!

September 5, 2014 at 2:47PM

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Dominik Belancic
Cinematographer/Director
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Appreciate the compliment.

September 5, 2014 at 5:13PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Really nice work. In my opinion, one of the biggest indicators of a solid storyteller when it comes to a trailer is the tone of the piece and this trailer nails it. I'm super intrigued to see the movie now.

If you're looking for feedback at all, I personally would end the trailer on the woman's skin turning snake-like. You had me until that point and for me, that was the climax. The additional voice-over and especially the somewhat cliched "Pack your bags" caption etc. just didn't seem necessary. Maybe you underestimated how awesome the rest of the trailer was and felt you needed more? Personally, I say get out early and always look to leave your audience wanting more.

Thanks so much for sharing this btw. In the right hands the 7D can still hold its own even after all these years!

September 5, 2014 at 3:48PM, Edited September 5, 3:48PM

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Neil Every
Writer/Director/Story Consultant
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I really appreciate the feedback and believe me, we had a version where it ended when you suggested. The end there, though, was kept in because we felt our particular audience would benefit from it.

September 5, 2014 at 5:08PM

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Jonesy Jones
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Wow - you had me at the opening shot!! Did you do anything special with the 7D (ML or anything) - the footage is just incredible! What kind of lenses? Great work!

September 6, 2014 at 12:21AM

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Scott Selman
Content Creator | Filmmaker | Producer
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No ML. Just straight out of the 7D. Trust me, that created problems. The auto exposure issue was a nightmare.

Sigma lenses. Mostly the 50mm and 20mm (which on the 7D is something like an 80mm and 32mm). These are the old Sigma lenses, not the new ones. The old 50 has a beautiful beautiful look to it, but the manual focus is very rough. I've since parted ways with those lenses but I liked them very much.

Thank you so much for the encouraging feedback. Very meaningful for me.

September 6, 2014 at 2:15PM

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Jonesy Jones
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This is an amazing example of why the type of camera doesn't matter in the right hands. Absolutely beautiful! Did you guys do a lot of interior work too? I think the only interior shot I picked out in the trailer was the first one.

September 6, 2014 at 12:34PM, Edited September 6, 12:34PM

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Aidan Gray
Director of Photography Assistant Camera | Gaffer
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I couldn't ask for a better compliment and I can't say how encouraging and timely that is. Really appreciate that Aidan.

Yes there were interiors. I'd say 70% exterior to 30% interior. We just liked the exteriors more for the trailer. But the interiors worked fabulously for the film.

September 6, 2014 at 2:20PM

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Jonesy Jones
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Looks Great and Sounds Great, not sure I get what the story is about by just watching the trailer though. But please update us when you release it to the rest of the world. Will definitely check it out

September 6, 2014 at 6:42PM, Edited September 6, 6:42PM

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Luna Videography
Videographer
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Will do for sure.

September 6, 2014 at 11:56PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Not sure what the film is about either -- But I just have to see this film! Really great work!

September 9, 2014 at 10:19AM

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Capt. Byrd`
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Incredible work :)

September 6, 2014 at 8:17PM

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Thank you Kraig.

September 6, 2014 at 11:56PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Wow, looks amazing! The Trailer has sort of a noir-ish vibe at the beginning, but then you get something completely different with those gorgeous desert landscapes. Looking forward to this film, well done.

September 7, 2014 at 12:20PM

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Samuel Zerbato
Aspiring Filmmaker / DP
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Thanks Samuel.

September 7, 2014 at 10:21PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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This is beautifully shot and I really like the performance of the person narrating it. I agree with the previous comment that, for me, the trailer would have maybe been better ending at the morphing of the woman.

September 7, 2014 at 5:45PM

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I love that I couldn't really tell what was happening in the trailer, and yet it was still very gripping and hauntingly beautiful. Comes out on my birthday too, sounds great! Well done :)

September 8, 2014 at 4:22AM

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Mat Sliwinski
Creative Director
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Damn dude great job to you and your team! I really want to see this now.

September 8, 2014 at 5:47PM

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Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer
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Great job! I really love some of the shots in there, especially across a few years with a 7D no less. Keep doing what you do, it's beautiful.

September 8, 2014 at 6:54PM

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JianDe Li
Creative Producer/Writer
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Thank you so much for all the great feedback. Can't wait to show everyone the film.

September 9, 2014 at 2:15AM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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This is great and you did it on the 7D! Again this another lesson and the lesson is... its not the camera, its whose hand its in! Love the trailer and cant wait to see the full thing :-) Great Work

September 9, 2014 at 2:56PM

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Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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Wentworth, you are one of a small handful of folks with that same or similar comment. I don't know if I could ask for a better compliment. Thanks dude.

September 10, 2014 at 9:08PM, Edited September 10, 9:08PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Really nice work. Let us know when it can be seen in other locations.

September 10, 2014 at 10:38AM

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Darren Chapel
Director / Actor / Independent Filmmaker
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Thanks Darren. I will try to share with everyone when it's goes VOD.

September 10, 2014 at 9:09PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Looks like a very intriguing film. Trailer might be a little too long. But it really looks great and kept me interested throughout the whole trailer. Great work all the way around with the CG and the night shooting.

September 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

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Brian Galyean
Producer, Director
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I definitely think this trailer is longer than trailers are supposed to be. With that said, I broke those rules because I felt it was the right thing to do. I took a risk. Thanks for the great feedback.

September 10, 2014 at 9:06PM, Edited September 10, 9:06PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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This trailer is just fantastic, man! You did a good job with the 7D. Sharp, crisp images. And the composition is just of the chain. I was hooked at the opening shot. The lighting was impeccable. Whatever hurdles you went through, I hope the end result makes it all worth it. I will definitely have a watch. Can't figure out the story, except the luggage is a metaphor for all the things that we carry around with a false sense of value. Good job!

September 10, 2014 at 12:13PM, Edited September 10, 12:13PM

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You nailed it Wilhelm. There's a less abstract storyline as well, but that's the theme of the film for sure. Thank you so much for the awesome feedback.

September 10, 2014 at 9:01PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Well done...beautifully shot. Good luck with the film. And a 7D?!?!? What lenses? Makes me want to dust off my 7D. Will most certainly be keeping up with this.

September 10, 2014 at 12:40PM, Edited September 10, 12:40PM

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Daryl Ferrara
Director / Producer
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Old 20mm and 50mm Sigmas. Thank you for the kind words.

September 10, 2014 at 8:53PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Way cool!

September 11, 2014 at 1:39AM

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John Kaweske
Film Student
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Good job! Quite impressive. Your trailer's a bit long though (like many trailers).

September 11, 2014 at 4:33AM

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Vincent Galiano
Filmmaker / Screenwriter / Photographer
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Looks amazing man! Beautiful Shots!

September 11, 2014 at 6:13AM, Edited September 11, 6:13AM

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Riaan Myburgh
DP / COLORIST
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To John, Vincent, Riaan, and everyone else, thank you so much for taking the time to watch the trailer and comment on it. It is truly a blessing to hear both critical and positive feedback. Keep it coming. :)

September 11, 2014 at 5:42PM

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Jonesy Jones
Storymaker
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Wow, this looks great! To say the same thing as everyone else, 7D? Really? Damn. This is totally the kind of movie I'm into, seems like it's got a nice touch of surrealism to it.

Watching the trailer one thing popped out in my mind from a technical standpoint and that way, "holy crap, that must have been such a challenge having to deal with footprints in the sand like that". I bet there were a lot of "we only get one take" type shots.

I'll totally buy this on iTunes when it comes out.

September 12, 2014 at 4:33AM

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Julian Faras
Editor, Cinematographer, Director
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Julian, thank you for noticing the sand issue. Yes, definitely a challenge, but we started to figure it out eventually. Obviously we always started with the wides and then moved in. We also had to sweep or fling sand quite a bit to cover up tracks. The wind would help us out sometimes too. But one of the first things we'd do when we started setting up a scene is plan where the cast and crew would walk and how we'd set up the shot to disturb the sand the least. It was very liberating to shoot in other locations where we didn't have to worry about the sand. Thanks for the compliments.

September 12, 2014 at 4:45PM

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Jonesy Jones
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