A Clean Well Lighted Place (2014)
The film was based on an Ernest Hemingway short story. Production took place in the spring of 2014 and the film was finished on budget in November. The cast and crew of A Clean Well Lighted Place was a mix of new and seasoned talent, students and professionals. The production team was ten dedicated people working late into the night, non-stop to give their best performances. Post-production required a lot of professional help. To get the desired result RFPs were managed, and a network of talent was developed.
Heist! is a comedic short film about two film-buffs stealing a valuable film print for not altogether clear reasons. Heist! proved to be a good study in lighting and framing, The film has a drastically different aesthetic from A Clean Well Lighted Place.
Ford Commercial (2013)
This Ford Commercial was made as part of their college ambassador challenge. Our team competed amongst other colleges. Social media was critical to our strategy. This commercial was judged second overall among a variety of submissions and first in creativity by a panel of judges.
The medium of the film essay has become increasingly popular and important in recent years. This short is a first stab at the genre, adapted from a longer essay. There doesn't seem to be a better medium in which to discuss film that film itself. Rachael focuses on the women in films by Christopher Nolan.