I photographed this short back in the 1993 for my friend Kay Ray, a prolific director and producer now in Seattle.
We made our pitch to Greg Ruzzin at Panavision in Tarzana, CA and were awarded the "New Filmmaker's Program" grant --- one week with an amazing Panavision camera package with the full set of Zeiss primes and a pin-sharp Panavision zoom.
Previous projects I had photographed up to that time were all shot 1:85 or 1:66 (the European theatrical standard).
So this little short represents a young cameraman's dream: working in 2:35 with the superior Panavision glass.
Unfortunately only a film-chain transfer exists that is in standard definition. Perhaps an HD version in the future? Shot over two days in Joshua Tree, CA 35mm / 1993 / Panavision / AGFA
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Twilight’s Grace is the debut film from Onward Entertainment. Awarded Panavision NewFilmmaker Grant.
The film follows Norman, a recently widowed elderly man, who must confront the effects of losing his life long partner. Dismissing isolation, Norman enters a mysterious world of warmth, tenderness, and romance that he fears as well as needs in order to rekindle his spirit.
Winner of Best Sci-Fi mini-short at Shockerfest.
Best horror short nomination at Shriekfest.
Best visual effects nomination at Dark Carnival Film Festival
Official selection at LA Shorts Fest.
Blue Ribbon finalist for the student Emmy's (drama category).
Awarded a Panavision New Filmmakers grant.
FIRELIGHT. An American Film Institute thesis short film.
American Film Institute Presents "FIRELIGHT" KATIE SAVOY
JOSH BLAYLOCK NOELLE ADAMES JUSTIN HANLON JOHN WHITACKER Casting by Dana Forsyth
Music by Jörg Hüttner Production Design by Pamela Chien
Editing by Anders Hoffmann Cinematography by Wesley Johnson
Produced by Samantha Manalang Written and Directed by Simon Brown
Title: Love in the year 2000
Director: Dave Miller
Completion Date: 2013
Run Time: 15 minutes
Synopsis: In the future, a 'relationship representative' named Lucky saves prospective couples the time and drudgery of courtship by professionally standing in for one party and evaluating the level of likely interest on behalf of her client. She finds herself in an unusual predicament and a role for which she never rehearsed, when she is assigned to meet Lena Nigari, a young woman doing something unheard of — going on a date herself.
Filmed on 35mm with support from Panavision's New Filmmaker Equipment Grant, Love in the year 2000 premiered at the 2013 Malta International Short Film Festival.