September 6, 2015 at 7:55PM
Short End - a film about the end of film
This short was supposed to be submitted to a contest, but I missed the deadline by a mile because we got going quite late. So I applied to scores of festivals (BTW I strongly recommend FilmFreeway), but only got accepted to 2. It's not everyone's cup of tea. In hindsight, it probably would not have done as well in the contest anyway.
I'm happy to have made the film and to have worked with the cast and crew. But I've learned that when it comes to hard deadlines, it's important to have a realistic cutoff date for starting principal photography and stick to it. So many shots were cut because we were rushing. It's a miracle it cuts together. Of course, as an out-of-pocket production, financial pressures also had an effect on the schedule, as well as the regular struggles of budget filmmaking.
Either way, I'm glad to have a finished film and to drop the link here. I wanted to make a comedy about the decline of film vs. digital, in a way that regular folk could relate to it as a changing of eras... with some constants - in this case, storytelling - remaining intact.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it! If not, well... sorry. Better next time :)