Whether over or under, one couple realizes just how good they got it and that they need to set aside their differences because their are bigger problems than their own.

This short was an entry for a contest sponsored by ONE.org, a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs.

The mission of this contest was to make a film about bringing two rivals together to fight poverty.

We shot this in one day with a Sony FS100 using a Metabones Canon EF to Sony NEX Smart Adapter II.

The lenses we used:
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZE for Canon

The sliding shots were done using a Cinevate Atlas 30 DSLR Slider 47".

We lit the living room and hallway scenes with a combination of Arri Locaster LED Panels and a china ball.

I'm very proud of this project just because anything that could've went wrong pretty much did. Thirty minutes before we were scheduled to start shooting, I found out that I lost all of my actors. Ouch. I was prepared to throw up my hands and give up but my DP urged me to continue. So, I was forced out of my comfort zone and had to appear on camera. Which quite honestly was a ton of fun and gave me a better appreciation for what I put my actors through. I called my wife and pleaded with her to come to the shoot when she was done with work and I begged my dad to roll out of bed to be our homeless man.

The shoot was excruciatingly long. The longest shoot I've ever done in fact. It was basically a 14 hour day once we were all packed up. It was brutal, nothing went according to plan but it ended up one of the funnest shoots I've had and something that I'm very proud of.

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