Instead of writing a screenplay for my first narrative short film “Jet”, I decided to shoot the entire film in one day, with no more than $200 in order to audition parts, develop the story, scout locations, etc. Essentially I made the same film twice: once as a run-through, which is called “Jet (The Screenplay)”, and then again months later with a $10,000 budget, which is simply called “Jet”.
I don’t see these two variations of Jet as “original” and “remake”. It was an experimental way to develop a story that had unintended results. I hadn't planned on releasing “Jet (The Screenplay)” because it was only intended to be a guide, but in some ways it came out better than “Jet”, so I wanted to put it out there.
Written, Directed, & Edited by Jordan Daniel Chesney • Starring Mark Scarboro, Rachel St. Gelais, Brett Gentile, & Dennis Pressley • Director of Photography: Pierce Cook • Camera Operators: Pierce Cook & Jordan Daniel Chesney • Budget: $200 • Canon 7D & Canon T3i • Zeiss Primes: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm & Canon Zoom 70-200mm • Sony Vegas Pro 11 • Gorilla Grain
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