Set in 1948, “Caught” is a tuneful memory film of a shy teenager who is tempted by an alluring new student.
Written and directed by David C. Jones and starring Blair Hayashi & Joshua James. Director of Photography is Kris Thom White.
The story is told with no dialogue. Instead an orginal sound track in the music style of the time was composed and played thoughout, as images fade in and out like fragments of thought. To add authenticity, the soundtrack and the film are scratchy and fuzzy like distant recollections.
“Caught” was filmed in Super 8 as part of the Project 8 Festival in Vancouver BC Canada, then transferred to digital film for editing. Independently produced on a production budget that was restricted to $250, David C Jones relied on a lot of luck, ingenuity and the support of freinds. One example is the scene featuring a busy 1948 highschool hallway: it was populated by the cast of the appropriately dressed student production of Little Shop of Horrors rehearsing near-by.