Here is a scene from the upcoming microbudget feature film "Somebody's Darling" written, directed, and edited by Sharad Kant Patel. Full length screenings were held five times in 2013 in Michigan at art galleries and universities to good response and feedback. The film is now in the soundmix and scoring stage.
This scene features characters Victor Dunovant (Fred Parker Jr.) and Patrick Marian (Matt Tramel). Also appearing briefly towards the end is Madison Richards (Kristen Tucker). Local actors in bit appearances include: Jennifer Almaguer, Yi Tan, Mark Keller, Shaparak Shadravan, Andrea Q. Prescott, and William Loose-Mitchell.
It was shot by DP Robert Murphy ("In Search of a Midnight Kiss"). Jacob Chacko and David Anderson assisted in production at the following shooting locations: the Club Belvedere in Houston / The Village in Houston, and 5th St in Austin.
ABOUT THE FILM:
With a story expanded from a 40 minute short, the current feature is locked at a tight running time of 80 minutes. The project is completely self financed with no investors. It is a joint personal effort between the original producer of the short, Sebastian Mathews, Sharad Patel (writing and directing), Robert Murphy (DP throughout) and many subsequent volunteer actors, 2nd unit producers, and production assistants in the indie Texas filming community.
The film has not been produced under a conventional schedule or with a consistent team. It's a personal project driven by the simple personal enjoyment of creating a cinematic story and learning and mastering all the steps to finalize a vision, all in spare time outside of jobs and commercial productions.
Many meticulous technical processes have taken place on this budget of pennies. The final locked cut was converted from the original HDV 30p format into a true 24p format and enhanced with a "cinematic" look. (The original short was unfortunately shot with a Sony HVR-Z1U 1/3-inch ccd HDV Camera years before the current wave of inexpensive and superior 24p large sensor cameras appeared). "We've worked very hard to try to distance the movie from its native live video look with our home grown techniques."
More work from the director: sharadkantpatel.com
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