Comments Made During the Contest
Ayal Pinkus (Level 5)
What a superb short! I knew from the very first images it would be good. Dramatic image looking up a church with the dramatic sound underneath it. We hear police on a radio.I thought the actors did a superb job! Very good acting.Then the camera work inside the church, a dialogue between two people. Then the surprise; the man in police uniform turns out to be the "bad guy" and the other the negotiator. That made it actually better the second time I saw it, it gave the whole dialogue new meaning.Camera, framing, staging, lighting, acting, the story, audio, everything was absolutely perfect. good production values, it looks professional.If there is anything I think needed change it is the rolling titles in the end. I think it looks better if you center it in stead of aligning it right. Small thing though.Loved watching this, great short!
Bill Clar (Level 5)
Script: The SWAT team at the rear doesn't further the story. It reiterates what the Man already told us - the situation is stable.I like the title "Stable" better than "The End".Acting: Good job by both.The man doesn't look depressed. At first glance, I thought he was the cop and the cop was the man. If that makes sense. Ahhh, now I get it! Cinematography: Very good! It's not everyday you see back light in short films.Great use of depth of field.Editing: No problems.Sound: Good dispatch audio. The voice over sounds like it's a tad close to the microphone. It's not a problem, just keep it in mind in the future. Score: I barely noticed the ever present score. Direction: Show us the bible falling off the pew.
Bill Sarre (Level 4)
lovely use of sound, and some nice early visuals.The acting was strong and for a simple short story there was a good sense of drama with a twist. i note that the original was a one page script, so ambitious for that length.i wasn't so sure about the SWAT team at the end. It came across as more than just them standing down, as though there was a connection, but then it ended. I would be interested to know what it was trying to achieve. Nothing major, just wondered.well done and all the best
Brian Wind (Level 5)
This had a professional quality to it. The acting was pretty good for the most part, unfortunately I felt the uniformed cop was weakest at the films nist critical moment, the twist reveal. The SWAT cop seemed extraneous, but hey, if you have access to a costune that sweet, might as well use it.I felt like almost everything after the twist reveal only dragged things out. Once we know the uniformed cop is the suicidal one, the story's essentially over, but the film goes on for a full minute after that.I think it should be more obvious at the start what situation they are in. At first, I assumed they were both cops standing oer a body and discussing a suicide. Once I realized we were supposed to be thinking that the uniformed cop was talking the other guy down, I was hit with the twist and found out it was the other way around. It all happened so fast, I didn't have time to care about either characer at all. So I think the fact that one of the is being talked down needs to be apparent right from the start with misleading dialogue and misdirection of course.The audio was pretty good, level, no issues. Score was appropriate.Overall, I thought this was pretty well done, but could be tightened up a bit. Nice work and good luck!
Byron Matthews (Level 4)
Just a disclaimer: I didn't have a chance to read the script for this short. But DUDE, you have some skills. I don't know much about cameras, but how did you get that bright, soft look to your short. I liked that very much. Performance-wise, it wasn't the best that I've seen, but it wasn't a deal breaker in my book. I don't fully understand the last shot with the SWAT Officer. Maybe I'm ready into it too much.
Caroline Coxon (Mod Emeritus)
Great quality evident from the start.I love the way the stained glass reflects on the walls.Superb suspense. Great film. Simple and hugely effective.
Chris Keaton (Level 5)
The young guy did a great job. I don't think I got it though? Was it just a cop wanting to commit suicide and he is talked down? I think there was more too it that I missed. It looked good though.
Chris Messineo (Founder)
SCRIPT: I liked this script a lot and I like all the small changes you made to it here, even the new title is great.PERFORMANCES: Both the actors are very good. I especially like the older actor.CINEMATOGRAPHY: I love the compositions, the angles, and the movement. There are one or two moments that feel a bit lit, but that is a very small complaint.SOUND: I noticed nothing wrong with the sound and that is always the best compliment. It was clean and crisp. I love the ambient tone.EDITING: Excellent. The pacing and shot selection is wonderful.SCORE: There is no music, but the ambient sounds used to build tension are fantastic.DIRECTION: I can't believe this is the first film you directed. Amazing. You should be very proud.OVERALL: This is a great short film.
Chris Westfield (Level 3)
I would've preferred a close up on the Bible dropping to give a it a little more significance. The opening red light is slow and not characteristic of an actual cop car light, it's more of a quicker strobe effect.I liked the reveal. I liked the lighting. What was this shot on? Never mind went to the vimeo page and found out.Characters were solid. Performances were great.Short and sweet, top shelf this one.
Christopher Castle (Level 4)
Nice title, intriguing. Good dramatic opening. Nice religious words to start. Good clear photography and sound feels very professional. Some of the shots seems too far away. Drama should be up close and personal. Role reversal was a nice twist, maybe not totally unexpected. I wanted a further twist at the end with the gunman but that would be out of character. Good effort in getting the film made with such high standards, it paid off. Maybe more action could bring it to life.
Christopher Pedersen Cook (Level 3)
The pictures were really high-quality, must have been shot with a good camera. At the beginning I thought the actors weren't distinguishing themselves enough. Either one could have been, let's say, "the victim." But it turned out the roles were exactly the opposite of what I thought. Joke's on me. A brilliant twist that, although simple in writing, requires some great work to execute, by the actors and I'd imagine by the director.
David M Troop (Level 4)
Stable written and directed by Paul J. Williams was an outstanding film.THE SCRIPT by Williams about a potential suicide in a church and a police negotiator was intelligent and imaginative. I was surprised by the twist. While I was watching I thought that the actors should have switched roles. Very nice. I would have liked to seen it expanded (more dialogue) or given more police action outside the church, but I suppose that would have ruined the surprise.THE DIRECTING by Williams was top notch. The scenes inside the church were framed and shot with a very skilled eye. He shot a number of various angles and close ups which fit together seemlessly and gave the film a smooth flow. He got perfect performances from the actors, without tipping the ending until the precise moment. Nice tension and suspense.THE ACTING was very good. They both had a tricky task of creating an illusion of identity, then switching roles without changing their characters. As in The Sixth Sense, the acting has to hold up with the second viewing of the movie. It does.Impressive job by both Wisniewski and DiMartino. THE CINEMATOGRAPHY by David Landau was awesome. The church was beautifully shot inside and out. Didn't see any lighting problems. THE SCORE was haunting and added suspense.THE EDITING by Don Riemer was excellent. Very sharp, crisp. THE SOUND was also excellent. The dialogue was crystal clear. The music didn't drown out the acting. This was a very professionally produced film. An EXCELLENT to Paul J. Williams and everyone involved.
David Patterson (Level 3)
um...Christian propaganda film? I don't know. The acting was solid. The script...? I felt like the thread of tension was lacking. The Suicide guy...such a long openeing shot of him and there was nothting there. The tension was contrived. maybe editing can change that. Shortene up the takes. Maybe not a two shot but partial shots of characters to add confusion and tension. Anyway..keep up the good work.
David Serra (Level 4)
Wow, very nice job. I especially liked the twist that came up during this film. The acting was great, the direction spot on, and the script was strong and intelligent.Well done.
Dawn Calvin (Level 5)
Really good. I thought the locations was used well, the lights on the building at first were clever. I liked the twist in the characters. I thought it was the plain clothed guy that was the unstable one. I didn't understand the sniper at the end, but he had good eye contact.Over all, really good!
Debra Johnson (Level 3)
Wow. And I thought it was the uniformed cop stopping the old man from committing suicide. Nicely done with a twist. I like this one a lot. Love the acting. Very real. Love the close-up of the Swat member at the end. Closes his eyes to offer a prayer of thanks. Very nice.
Denise Jewell (Level 4)
Very well done. The camera work, the sound, the script - they all come together nicely. And I have to say your actors are fantastic. Really liked this one.
Donnetta Williams (Level 3)
The actors were pretty good. They were believable throughout the entire film. I enjoyed viewing the film after reading the script. The characters and dialogue had depth that was portrayed throughout the film.
Elias Farnum (Level 5)
A suicide negotiation is successful, hurrah! A short and concise story with a compelling subject. I wasn't particularly enthralled however, I don't know, I guess I was expecting more action with a cop being the one talked down, as it were. To me, that is the hook, a cop wants to commit suicide, you use it as a twist. (I re watched along with a couple other friends, and when that hook, I mean, twist came, the reveal got your hoped for reaction. They were like, "Oooooh, and aaaah. So he's a cop. And damn, I gotta save some money and get that camera you used.)Everything else here was excellent, quality, sound, score, cinematic build, the acting was especially excellent.Camera work was excellent, I was immersed in this film. Excellent.I like the title change a lot.Very good altogether.
Faith Friese Nelson (Level 5)
From the very first this film captured my attention. Actors were believable. Excellent job.
Felipe D. Machado (Level 4)
The film doesn't seem to have much to say other than the fact that people wearing uniforms are always assumed to be the "stable" ones. The whole script seems to have been written for the twist rather than utilizing the twist to tell a story.I also didn't see much a reason to have the SWAT officer repeat the "situation is stable" line. It was just redundant.
Gary Rademan (Level 5)
I found this film confusing.Who was saying the prayer at the beginning? SWAT officer?The cop did not look suicidal to me. Round face guys look jovial to me.The negotiator did look suicidal to me.Why was the SWAT officer there? His rifle was aimed at the back of the negotiator and no clear shot at the guy with the gun. UNLESS that was intentional. Hmm.I looked at the scripts and they did not clarify the point for me. I feel like I missed something...?The film was well put together.GOOD
Greg Tonnon (Level 5)
The title (The End) lead me to believe that there was not going to be a peaceful conclusion. But I see that you changed the title to "Stable" and I think that is much better. From a continuity standpoint, it appears they are going to sit in pews on the left but then are in pews on the right. It may have just been the camera angle. The swat team guy with the rifle was not in the script so I wonder what his purpose was in the movie. The acting, photography, and sound were all excellent. Good job.
Heidtmann Oppong (Level 4)
Honestly, i struggled to get the script title "End" from it. But it was okay, just that clarity was my problem. The story sounds and looks realistic. Some few questions:1. How did it end with the man (supposed Police negotiator)?2. Why was the Cop in tears?Well, i didn't get it. I think maybe it wasn't well illustrated.Anyway, nice video. Good job
Jeannie Sconzo (Level 5)
That's how a story should be told. I was engaged in what the characters were saying and doing and not preoccupied with lighting and audio issues. I especially loved the ECU of the swat member. His eyes spoke volumes.
JeanPierre Chapoteau (Moderator)
AUDIO: Heard everything just fine. No problems there. DIALOGUE: I think there was supposed to be a misdirection. I probably would have fell for it in the script. Probably is an awesome script. I did not understand the swat team members though. They had no purpose at the end. Seemed like a random plug to me. I did not understand why he repeated the line either. DIRECTION: This is where I think the story needed a little work. The misdirection wasn't portrayed well enough. The cop wasn't told that he needed to be stern, rather than worried. He needed a blank expression on his face to pull this off. Emotionless. This needed to be told to him by the director. I also had an issue with the swat team member. I'm not sure if it was the script that was unclear or what, but I did not understand his relevance to the story or why he had any lines. Where they said wrong? Again, not sure if this was writer or director's fault. I did love the opening scene. From the looking up at the church shot, to the cop radio. Was very cinematic. ACTING: Was superb. If given better direction, would have been the best I've seen so far in this contest. Must be professional. MUSIC: Great. Small build up at the end was perfect. No annoying little piano chimes to "fill" in the silence. No music is the best dramatic effect.
John Padgett (Level 2)
Acting was above average. Definitely needed to sell this story.Direction and Cinematography were good. Really captured the emotion portrayed by the story.Story was good.The audio was good. It did not distract me from the film like others have. OVERALL: Good. Nothing mind-blowing, but a quality production.
Jordan Littleton (Level 4)
Since this is a short, and since almost all shorts have a twist, the fact that the uniformed officer is the one who is going to commit suicide, is obvious. I'm not sure what the SWAT member is doing in the church.
Kathleen Foley (Level 1)
WOW! That was amazing! The story line was fabulous and had my interest from beginning to end. The story never missed a beat. I loved the twist. The actors were very convincing and at first I thought the police officer was the negotiator but when he collapsed himself into the church pew I realized that the situation was reversed. What a wonderful twist! Well done! Two thumbs up!
Khamanna Iskandarova (Level 5)
This is great. Really professionally done!The actors are amazing. I really liked the editing. The beginning shot let me know that something good is ahead:) - it was smart to start with police noises and show the church the way you did. The only thing - the script and the beginning of the movie - I can't understand why the cop needs to talk to some people for the man. I see that they were after the cop, but that's the only thing that I understood. I see that it's supposed to be this subtle and the twist is when we learn that the police is after the cop and not after the man.I'm glad you showed their upper bodies at the beginning. Watching them standing would be awkward perhaps. The actors did a great job! And wow - you found all kind of gear - swat team outfit, police uniform - that alone is pretty impressive.Nevertheless, you did a lot of work on the movie, and it is greatly done.
Kirk White (Level 5)
I like the premise of this but the "twist" just doesn't work...I remember thinking similar thoughts about the original script. and if we don't have the reveal, the story is not as compelling as it could be.
Kisha King (Level 4)
I think the clip is good but at the end I felt the intensity should have been a little higher, especially after seeing the SWAT guy standing in the back of the room with a big gun. I wish it was more intense, it really seemed too relaxed and easy going at the end.
KP Mackie (Level 5)
A "favorite" screenplay. The finished film turned out exactly as imagined.Terrific casting. Jeffrey, Joseph, and Robert were excellent. The actors fit their roles so well that the scenario seemed incredibly real. The reversal was very well done. With only two characters onscreen most of the time, particularly impressed with the variety of shots.Loved the details of the riveting crackle from Dispatch, the thud of the Bible and thump of the gun falling to the floor, the Negotiator sliding the gun with his foot, the closeup of his badge, and the closeup of the Swat Officer. Added even more realism. Remember being relieved that no one was killed in the written story and was equally relieved the film was true to that aspect in the script.A triple accomplishment! Writer-Producer-Director. Excellent-Excellent-Excellent.
Kyle Patrick Johnson (Level 5)
First thought: the Man has an uncanny resemblance to Gary Oldman.The direction and cinematography was very professional. I was also impressed by the excellent sound effects at the beginning of the film.I thought the acting was very good. The Cop's ability to smile while crying: exquisite.The only downside was the shot of the badge seemed to me ambiguous because both men are wearing similarly dark clothes. At first glance, I couldn't tell whose belt it was on, although the script makes it clear that the badge is on the Man's belt. In looking back at the shot, the badge is surrounded by a jacket, and only one character is wearing the jacket, but the jacket is a peripheral effect.Very Good.
Lee Lyons (Level 2)
So far this is the only one of the short films I've watched and thought, "Man that could have easily been longer." I liked the opening line a lot. The dialogue was solid. It was framed really simply. Solid little movie. I just could have used more build up to the switch, which I must say was pulled off really well. Great job.
Margaret Ricke (Level 5)
I really like the opening shots. They have substance and movement and drama. Especially the top of the pews flowing across the screen with the black beneath... Very nice. Good choice for the font, too.The music is very good with the film. It's a little off here and there, and that fits the theme perfectly.I have to say That I like the title of the film more than the title of the script. I originally made the comment that I wasn't crazy about the title, in fact. The acting is good. Especially the Officer. The sound and resolution are good. Nice work.
Marnie Mitchell Lister (Level 5)
I thought this was great. Would have liked a little more dialog and tension before the reveal that the cop was the one in trouble. And I didn't quite understand the Swat guy at the end.I thought this was shot very well. I had a hard time hearing the first couple lines of dialog from the guy in the windbreaker but after that it was fine.Very good work!!!!
Martin Jensen (Level 5)
I really liked this. I like how you suggested the presence of the police car with lights and sound. The church looks really good as well. The performances are good, and work both before and after the reveal. The camera movement and editing were both smooth. I'll be interested to see what other reviewers make of the ending, as the first time I saw it I wasn't completely sure what it meant (I like it now that I get it). Excellent.
Martin Lancaster (Level 4)
I really enjoyed this. The reversal works perfectly. Very well executed. But I don't see the significance of the final shots. I watched it twice and couldn't work it out. Then I read the script and it made more sense, but I think it's still too ambiguous, too many unanswered questions.That aside, the film's very well made with great atmosphere and a nice misdirection. Well done!
Mike Senkpiel (Level 4)
Script:Had I reviewed this script at the time, I think I would have given at least a very good. The rewrite definitely made some improvements.I'm not sure that the guy at the end was necessary, but I liked where you were going with this. I didn't catch that he was the VO from the beginning until I read the script, though. If he had repeated the phrase again at the end, I think this may have made it more clear.I think the name change was a good choice.Performances:These were clearly experienced actors. Crying with no tears to me is less believable than tears with no crying, though.Cinematography:The camera work, lighting, and composition is pretty much flawless. I am not qualified to judge this, but only study it.Sound:Seamless and even. Good mix.Editing:Excellent. Nice pace, several nice dolly moves.Score:There really wasn't a score per se, but the incidental sounds were very effective.Direction:The only criticism I have is the book drop. I see the value of something like this, but don't think it quite worked here. It brought me out of the film as I tried to figure out what it was and how that could have happened.
Moldovan Alexandru (Level 3)
Good job on it! I've read the script also,very good adaptation.The actors played fair,it's nice how at first you think the MAN is the one how's trying to kill himself but at the end it's the COP.Good luck on future projects!
Olga Tremaine (Level 4)
I like this one.I like the twist in the story.The editing is smooth, I like the way you made the camera slightly moving during the shot. I like how the SWAT team officer's eyes are highlighted. Nice work!I thought the cop's acting wasn't very smooth though.
Paul De Vrijer (Level 5)
00:00Nice opening shot.Nice camera direction. Bit too much glow.Audio slightly unintelligeble. Mostly pronounciation problems.The reveal comes a bit too early. With the police switch, could be longer.What was that ending shot? Like he was posessed or something? Didn't really catch that.Well directed, okay acting, but odd odd script.Didn't fully catch it here, and I think it's partial the fault of the pace. Let the drama linger longer.
Pete Barry (Level 5)
It's extremely well shot, lit, and acted. The production values are through the roof. Nice job to the cast and crew.The only issue I have with it is the end. We linger on this SWAT sniper for a while: why? I can't figure out what's so menacing, or important, about him. I might have missed something, but it stands out as an ending tacked on to blunt the denoument that after the gun is down, there's no more action.Still, a nearly perfect execution of a well-written script.
Philip Grindle (Level 1)
very well written. the actors seemed a little rushed with their dialogue but other then that it was good. from a directing stand point you had a lot of very, very good angles and shots
Philip Whitcroft (Level 5)
This is a solid story that establishes its situation quickly and plays it out well.The acting, camera work, and sound work fine.I wonder if it makes sense to show the guy at the end's POV at an earlier moment. I get the idea that he is jumpy so it might add an extra level of tension if we see that near the beginning and have a sense that he is hanging over them.
Pia Cook (Level 5)
A lot of people involved with this one...It looked and sounded top notch. The acting was good. Especially the mustache guy.The story didn't really grab me though. Seemed like something we've seen a million times. Still a great job! Congrats! :)
Reginald McGhee (Level 0)
SCRIPT: After reading the first draft, I was confused as to why the police was in emotional distress. The second draft helped me a lot. He contemplated on suicide. Unfortunately, I still don’t know why he wanted to die. Maybe his family members didn’t care about him or something when the man says, “Do it for you family.” Overall, I think the screenplay was a good read.Cinematography: The shots were good, but the motion pictures stalled throughout the movie. You may need to rework that out and fix the motion of the screen.Sound: The sound was perfectly clear in my head. There’re s no sound effects in this situation, which is good. Sound effects aren’t needed in this situation. Performance: The two cops performed well. The suicidal cop responded emotionally when the man offered him a hand to repent. Though the situation is sad, I enjoyed the performance, which brings up some good, realistic acting and reaction. Editing: I think the camera pan or “Freeze” was unnecessary. I’m not sure if this is intentional or not. I’m not even sure if it’s the filmmaker’s fault. Direction: I didn’t detect any unnecessary scenes or extra shots on the screen. Score: I couldn’t really find the theme, but I’m guess it’s crime movie. However, it’s ironic that cops are in for criminal procedures when one cop wants to commit a crime – suicide. I think I understand the theme though. Overall, I will rate this as Good.
Rich Keel (Level 4)
This looked amazing and was flawless in my eyes froma production value. But what in the world happened? I get there is some kind a of stand off in the church...but what? Did I miss something? And at the end what's with the guy storming in...is he being over taken by something in the church. Mn I am so lost :)I would love to give it an excellent but because of the wholes(well I think that are there) I have to drop it down to Good.Acting - Top notchAudio - Perfect!Directing - Awesome!Story - What? :)Overall - man I wish this was longer on in more detail because you had me interested until the end...and then just Lost.Good luck to you this month.
Richard Buckley (Level 4)
Congratulations on your completed film,The soundtrack is the best I've heard so far, nice and crisp, not too intrusive, just right.The acting was good, believable.My only gripe was the conversation before the reveal and the build-up of tension beforehand should of been greater, it felt a little rushed.You can be proud of your efforts. Well Done.
Ronald Ford (Level 1)
Overall, not bad. It definitely kept my interest. I appreciated the intensity throughout the film. I can tell that these two men have acted before in a movie. Good chemistry and good use of the camera as well. Also, I would like to note that the music was done well. It added an intense feel to the environment.
Rustom Irani (Moderator)
Great establishing shot, lovely location and lighting,great camera work and blocking, decent acting and brilliant editing, especially putting in that subtle insert of the holster.The initial audio could use some more boost and make it more breathable in that space, but it was well sounding otherwise.The last line of dialog and the SWAT officer slightly took me out, but nothing deters me from scoring this any less than a very good!
Sally Meyer (Moderator)
I read the script first, as I always do for the short film competition. The script was strong and this film is really good. The actors do a good job with their roles. If I hadn't read the script first, I might not have realized the situations here were reversed and we were thinking it was the guy out of uniform who was the one threatening to kill himself. But because I knew it beforehand, I was looking for them to play their parts in a way as to not let on to the audience. The cop didn't quite pull it off for me. The other guy did.Good lighting in the church. The cinematography was good. Sound good. Music good.I would have liked to see more emotion between the two main characters. It was good, but it could have been very good, with a little better acting.Good story and this got a very good from me.Well done.
Van Atanasov (Level 2)
Great visuals but I couldn't really get into the story and it was a bit confusing (might be just me but why do they have a whole swat team for a suicide?). nice way of building tension with the dolly shots during the dialogue. Cool location, too and I really like the lighting.
William Bienes (Mod Emeritus)
I thought this was an excellent production all the way through - lighting, sound, shots, acting - especially the uniformed police officer. The idea that the plain clothes officer is the suicidal man is excellent - done with no trickery, but through preconceived notions and clothing.My only thought - I would end it with the cops in the pew. While I understand why the swat officer is there, I don't find it reinforcing the idea that "everyone thinks about it" but instead, I feel that it steps on the moment with the two police officers.Excellent production, congratulations to everyone involved in the making of this film. The professionalism of all involved shows up on screen.
Zach Jansen (Level 4)
Great opening shot. The violet hues stretching off the church are incredible -- symbolic and just beautiful.This definitely works better on-screen than the page. The actors really bring the material to life. They're subtle and natural -- great performances all around.My favorite of the month so far.
Comments Made After the Contest
Chris Messineo (Founder) ~ 1/1/2012 12:14 AM
Congratulations on winning an honorable mention. You are now an award-winning filmmaker!
KP Mackie (Level 5) ~ 1/1/2012 12:27 AM
This film looks so professional, and it's a terrific story. Thought for sure it was going to finish first. Congratulations on your HM, Paul.
Zach Jansen (Level 4) ~ 1/1/2012 12:31 AM
My only EXCELLENT. Great job. I'm actually planning to borrow some of your shots for a film I'm working on now. Sorry and thanks.
Denise Jewell (Level 4) ~ 1/1/2012 12:54 AM
I gave this an EXCELLENT also. So well done! Congrats on the HM!
William Bienes (Mod Emeritus) ~ 1/1/2012 2:05 AM
One of two Excellent films for me. Congratulations. I thought it should have placed and was 2nd for me. Well done.
Caroline Coxon (Mod Emeritus) ~ 1/1/2012 2:21 AM
I gave this an Excellent too. Fab work.
David M Troop (Level 4) ~ 1/1/2012 9:02 AM
Paul, what an awesome job by you and your crew! Congrats on HM! I really tried to break the rules and make this my fourth favorite film, but Chris wouldn't let me. In a very tough competition, this was still one of my favorites! Excellent!
Paul Williams (Level 5) ~ 1/1/2012 3:13 PM
Thank you to everyone who watched and reviewed "Stable." A special thank you to those who commented afterward and/or selected this film as their "favorite." KP Mackie, I've postponed asking this for too long, so here it goes: Will you marry me?All thanks and praise belongs to the cast and crew. Literally. I was very fortunate to be in a position to have access to these people and equipment. After that, I just stayed the hell out of their way.For a variety of reasons, this might be the only film I direct. Making a short-film isn't easy, at least it wasn't for me, and while I enjoyed the experience, I don't know if I'm up for the challenge again, or at least anytime soon.For those debating whether to direct a short-film, I strongly encourage you to do so. Again, it was a lot of work, and I'm not sure if I'll do it again, but I'm happy I can always look back and say I made one.
KP Mackie (Level 5) ~ 1/2/2012 5:33 PM
Paul -- Alas, now that Demi and Ashton have split, our May-December is doomed. :)Perhaps you'll give the writer-producer-director gig another shot someday. Just look at the list of names below...
William D. Prystauk (Level 5) ~ 1/3/2012 9:24 PM
Congratulations! And I know you put everything into this production. I only hope you'll catch a second wind and film something else in the near future.