October 13, 2011

New(ish) Work: "Forget Me Not"

This little movie premiered August 30th, 2010, at Chicago's Landmark Century Cinema with an hour-long program of shorts (hand selected from my friends and peers). This was also the day we started principal photography on Munger Road. So It's not really new, but after a year in the festival circuit it'll finally see the light of day.

You can watch it below, or find it posted in the film section. There are also behind-the-scenes photos over in the photography section, where you can see early sketches, Mitch the PA just after a bookcase fell on his head, and other fun things.

I started work on the film in 2007, and finished it in stages over the next 3 years while I finished my film degree at Columbia. It was built, staged, and shot entirely inside my first Chicago apartment (with the exception of the obvious exteriors and vignettes), much to the chagrin of the people I lived with. Through master sneakery, flim-flam, and elaborate ruses I got my hands on nearly every piece of equipment Columbia had available, despite not having permission to use any of it.

I hope you like it.

 Additional music by Andrew Bird, and poster by Matt Bors, both of whom you should know and love.

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