Sine Qua Non is a latin phrase that translates to 'without which it could not be'. In the context of this short it refers to mankind's nature. What is the essence of a man? What is it that he must do to survive?

My brother Tucker Maltby and I shot this little movie on mini DV over a Thanksgiving weekend in 2007, if I recall correctly. I slowly edited it over the following year. It is the second installment of an on-going series of personal short films, the first installment being 'Bump & Circumstance'.

My good friend Brandon Mitchell composed a variety of tracks for our little film. The selections I made from those various tracks became the soundtrack of Sine Qua Non.

Shot in Clinton Illinois on Hi-8 and Mini DV.

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