Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet follows Romeo after he has killed Tybalt and finds out his punishment. This originally stemmed from wanting to shoot a piece for my acting reel, but developed into a more fully realized short film shot over two days. In the play, some time passes between Tybalt's death and this scene, but since this is a short, I wanted to add some immediacy to the opening and shoot the viewers in to the situation. Additionally, this is not exactly how the scene ends but, again, since I had so little time to tell a story, I modified the ending slightly to give it a bit of a cliffhanger.
Overall this was a fun piece to develop, was challenging in every aspect and was a great learning experience.
Adapted for the screen and directed by: Alexander Jeffery
Cinematography by: Brian Watt
Gaffers and Operators: John W. Brende and Zach Janky
Music editing by: Nate Caauwe using ProScores
Alexander Jeffery as Romeo
Ryan Kathman as Friar Laurence