For the 2 – 7 people out there in the world curious about the Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice process of short film-making, I have released audio commentary tracks for REPOSSESSION and The Perpendicular. Myself, along with guests Troy Baham Jr., Tony Berg and Steve Jones discuss several aspects of the production of both films.
Hopefully, I will have the audio commentary ready and available for HELP ME in the near future, and I plan to make this a part of my production process from here on out. If you like the videos, leave likes and comments, and share them around for all to enjoy!
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Earlier this year, I released my first true short film, the suspenseful REPOSSESSION. It was a wonderful personal achievement, in the sense that I went from talking about ‘making films one day’ to having a film under my belt. The experience of making REPOSSESSION taught me quite a bit about myself and the creative process. So much, in fact, that less than a year later (within the same year, as a matter of fact), I am releasing my second short film. HELP ME centers around a crew of abandoned location explorers that stumble upon a phenomenon they cannot comprehend. The trailer is above, and keep an eye on the Upcoming Shows page of the website for information on screenings.
Many years ago, around my senior year of high school, I knew two things for a fact… I would be a live musician in some capacity, and I would be involved in film in some capacity. I had no idea to what extent yet, but all of my energies were focused on those two things.
As I moved into college, I decided that music was the realm where I could compromise my vision and still achieve to a level that will allow to, at some point in my life, be financially stable and creatively strong enough to transition into film. The next nearly two decades of my life found music taking me all over the world, and introducing me to many creative people. The landscape of creativity also changed, and film eventually became as easy to do independently as music.
So, as we enter 2017, I find myself at a signpost in my creative journey. The transition towards the film era is in full flight. Repossession is my first official short film release (there are some college films that will never see the light of day if I can help it, lol).
Many thanks to SymmaTree and Sara Nadeau for their acting contributions. Thank you to Jeffrey Garcia for providing his lights and lighting expertise. Thank you to Carley and Ginger Root of All Evil out at Wildflower Country Inn and Event Center for allowing us a space that elevated the project. Thank you to Butcher Bear and the whole (iN)Sect Records label for making music dope enough for a movie. And thank you to all of you out there who have already seen this, and those who will hopefully discover it in the future.
Coming soon… a new short film from Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. Starring Troy Baham Jr. (SymmaTree of Grid Squid and Stereofiend) and Sara Nadeau, Repossession is the examination of a soul reaper in a technological world, forced to play the role of repo man to complete his work. Please like the trailer, subscribe to the YouTube channel, and keep an eye out for the full release this week.
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