Indie film-maker, writer, editor, horror-fiend and full time dad.
It doesn't matter how slick the production budget is, vertical aspects will always be a lazy gimmick derived from the bad design choices of phone engineers creating phones that didn't force people to turn their phone sideways. This short shot horizontally would be a 1000x better.
Really inspiring post. This film has been on my radar for weeks and now I think I will actually watch it. Absolutely love stories by filmmakers talking about the craft and the technical struggles of producing a project like this -- something that most audience members don't think about when watching. My only downside is that I spent $13000 on my last SHORT film and I am kicking myself (despite being pleased with the outcome) for not just ramping up and doing a feature. I think if I had it to do over again, I would just do it that way...the time and money investment being the main hurdle. But this is inspiring because you underscore the point that you don't need anyone's permission to make good art, JUST GO DO IT. It's also key to point out that having a small tight knit group of film friends with like-minded ideas is also key to the survival of a project making it to the finish line. Harder to do it by yourself or with just one friend at the helm. You almost always need that third guy who is the champion of the project to keep you both going. A+ work and like I said, can't wait to watch this!
Edit: I want to talk about this on my podcast...is that alright? Thanks again for posting this Zander...I made an account just to comment
Note to the author - the Wretched is not included with Prime - it's available for Rent/Buy on Amazon.
Really dug this review. Curious what the budget for the film was, given that it was a no-name lister, non-union shoot. Looks very good and I def have it my queue.