MIND OF MERCER
our May Film Practice Short
Written/Directed/Edited by Andie Bottrell
Director of Photography: Tracy Ip
Actors: Jeremy Mascia, Heather Rash, Kaitlin Huwe, Natalie Burtney, Andie Bottrell, Leanne McLaughlin.
About Film Practice:
Every month for a year I act and often write/direct/edit a short film or scene with Heather Rash in what we call Film Practice. The purpose is to take risks, experiment, try, fail, and most of all learn by doing in a safe and encouraging environment. Our focus is on the process rather than the end product- though we always hope and strive for a great final product- the important thing is that we learn something from each shoot. Each month has specific challenges and goals, for example in this one I wanted to focus on creating a strong aesthetic style for the film. We shoot in one day with whoever and whatever we can get and the projects must be completed by the end of the month or at the very latest, before we start filming the next month's project.