"Birthday Girl Blues"

Please vote for this film at the Rode Rockumentary international competition: rodemic.com/rockumentary/47893080

Produced by:
Anthony Greene & Ken Simpson

Directed & Edited by:
Ken Simpson ( twitter.com/_citizen_Ken_ )

Cinematography by:
Alex Dacev

Filmed at:
The Dominion on Queen

"Birthday Girl Blues"
Written by Ronnie Hayward
Performed by Ronnie Hayward and his Trio
© Ronnie Hayward 2012




This short was filmed over the course of 2 days (less than 6 hour in total) for less than $100.00. Shot with the canon 5D Mrk II, with only one lens (a 50mm) and four lights. Smoke effects created with $3 worth of incense. Edited in FCP 7, titles created in AE CS4. Ronnie Hayward is an inductee of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Originally from Vancouver B.C., Ronnie now lives and performs in Toronto, Ontario.

To see more work from director Ken Simpson, go here: vimeo.com/channels/ksdirector

To see episodes of our webseries profiling toronto singer / songwriters, go here: vimeo.com/channels/castroslounge

To read my top 10 tips on getting really high production value with very low budgets, go here:

A Special Thanks to Rode microphones for creating this contest and inspiring this little short.

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