1. The Lost Mariner was the last short film I made in Film School at Cal State Long Beach. It was shot on 16mm 7287 (a stock that wound up with a short life but interesting color) on location at the Norwalk Mental Hospital. It ran the festivals and won a few awards.

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  2. La Femme Pickle is a short mocumentry I made in film school after a previous short film turned out very badly. I decided to make an intentionally bad movie and a friend of mine was going to make a documentary of me making a bad movie. When he got too busy to follow through on the documentary part I asked him if I could do it since it seemed like a better idea than mine. This is the result.

    La Femme Pickle is probably the most successful of my films, garnishing the most awards at festivals and playing in the most venues.

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  3. Sleeping Dogs is a short film I directed as part of the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles where you have to write, shot and finish a short film in under 48 hours.

    The restrictions were it had to be under 8 minutes long, and had to have the following in it: A dust mask, A politician named Jeremy or Jenny North and the line "Please tell me that's not what I think it is."

    While we did finish the movie in under 48 hours, we were unable to deliver it in time for the competition so we decided to clean it up, add some better sound and some VFX and release it on our own.

    Thanks to everyone who came out and helped pull it all together in such a short time. We plan on trying again next year to be in the competition.

    Dan

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  4. Made for the 2012 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project.
    Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. As there are restrictions placed on the film if we want it to be part of the 48 Hour Film Project festival, please don't give out the password, show it around or otherwise let it get out. I'll let everyone know once that restriction has been lifted.

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