Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Contract: Short Film

 This short films is the end of an era that I call,  "The College Years." Those are films that I filmed, shot, or wrote while attending film school at University of Central Florida, or even before then at Valencia Community College. These films include:

- The User
- The Question
- User Friendly
- Contains Magic
- Doppleganger
- Honey, I'm Home
- Sad But True
- Tuesday Morning

 . . . and now finally The Contract.

I first come up with this idea back in 2008 while attending a screenplay writing class at the University of Central Florida. I needed to come with 10 ideas that might make potential short films. Of the ten, I conceived Tuesday Morning, Sad But True and The Contract.

Obviously, inspired after a viewing of The Seventh Seal, The Contract is about wealthy man on his death bed makes a deal with the Grim Reaper, but some deals can't be broken.

Hope that you enjoy the short! Comment welcome. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sad But True - 10,000 hits on Youtube!

My short film Sad But True has made it to the 10,000 hit mark on Youtube.

Some videos don't make it passed 500, let alone all the way to 10,000.
Thank you everyone that helped work on the film, and everyone else that
has watched, shared, and liked it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Filming "Never Shared" Promo

Never Shared is the first feature film from writer and director Jason White. It revolves around two couple who in an attempt to have a fun game night, find themselves in bitter arguments the reveal the secrets of the past from both couples. 

Two weekends ago we set aside some time to film a scene from the movie and a few snippets within the script to use for promotional material to build funding for the film.

The promo stars Rod Carlson, Flo  Donell, Michael Solarez, and Pamela Beheshti. The film is, in a sense, a talkie - much like Who's Affraid of Virgina Wolf and Carnage by Roman Polanski. The characters are consistently drinking throughout the scene, which in turn adds to heighten the arguments and conversations.

The promotional trailer for the film should be completed soon, and if the film reaches it funding than filming the full feature will shortly be around the corner. In the mean time you can keep up with updates by following @MakeItMatterPic.

The rest are several pictures that I took over the course of the two day shoot. Stay tuned for updates on the production. 

If you are a filmmaker in the area and would like to help with the full shoot, or if you are also interested in film-making and would like some more experience on set - than shoot me an email or message and we will be sure to add you to the list. 

Never Shared Promotion Cast and Crew  

Ex. ProducerJason White
ProducerRyan McDonald

DirectorJason White

WriterJason White

Director of PhotographyThom Rockwell
Camera A OperatorJackson Kerbs
Camera B OperatorNoah Wilcock
Camera OperatorMatt Johnson
First ADJake Heart
Second ADRyan McDonald

Script Supy Brandie Rich
SoundJaison Costly
BoomJack Powell

GripMatt Johnson
SoundJaison Costly

Hair & MakeupWhitneyJean Smith
BTS PhotographyLevi Easley

Godsend/ 2nd CameraRichard (Matt's Friend)

The Players

Rod Carlson

Michael Solarez

Pam Beheshti

Flo Danelli

Special Thanks Jody Chapman

Only in Ogden

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Short Film - Look Who's Talking

Last year, and the beginning of this, we filmed the new super short film Look Who's Talking. At the time my intention was to make something quick, fast, and easy. However, this film was more challenging that initially imagined.

One obstacle is the that in the short story, 4 minutes of screen time, we have both a dog and a baby. Two things that are often, "No, no's," to the filmmakers guide to success. Working with the dog went really well. Heck, we just used mine.

And working with the baby was exceptionally easy as well. It was finding one that would work that was the real challenge. The first few candidates that we had eventually all fell through. We finally we able to find Mitchell Benjamin Thomas via a casting notice by Jessica Diekman, an amazing casting rep.

None the less the film is nearly ready, almost a year now in the making. Course there were some on and off periods as I was adjusting to newly found parent hood and working on my feature length screenplay The One You Feed.

I drawn up a few ideas for the marking campaign, and am currently working on setting a release date. 

So be on the look out and let us know what you think.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Marketing for The One You Feed

Thinking about how I might market this to prospective viewers and inverters, and sitting here at my desk, I sketched out some ideas that I have for the  marketing campaign.
The color bar with the title The One You Feed is similar in reference to the previous marketing ideas that I had posted. I would drop the "two wolves" myth story and in place add the words - Love, Hate, Joy, Anger, Jutice, Revenge. Which One Will You Feed?

Then have two track-able QR code boxes, one listed, "Love," the other listed as, "Hate."  Each QR code would lead to a separate  30 second trailer would play on the users smart device - one themed with love and the other hate. 

So, yes, we would need to create two style of trailers, but it provokes the view by asking the question and then adds the pay off of a different video at each link. 

The two types of videos would also help support the doppelganger/duality theme that is present throughout the story.

Another thought I have on this would be flyer hand outs that look similar to this - 

This is a bare bones sketch and the final product would have more imagery on it, but the basic concept is present. The front would prompt the question, "Which One Will You Feed."  Then the back side would offer the same two QR codes that lead to the separately themed videos.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

All are welcome, stay tuned for another homework assignment as well as a much needed update on where the script is.