Ian is devastated when Cara breaks up with him. He struggles to shake her from his mind only to find himself trapped in his own nightmare. In order to move on, Ian must face his ultimate fear.
This film was a made as a submission for the Digital Video Production Competitive Event at the 2012 New Jersey Technology Student Association (TSA) High School State Conference. The Conference took place on March 28th, 2012 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, NJ. The specified genre for the year's DVP event was suspense. The original submission featured a shortened five minute version of the film that was awarded first place in the event. The submission also included a portfolio that featured the script, storyboard, and other production notes/ attributes. Approximately 20 other submissions were featured.
This full version features additional scenes and has been reedited (specifically towards the end) to present the final edition of the film.
Filmed at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, New Jersey.
Written and Directed by Taylor Morano.
Featuring Ian Connolly, Cara Kramer, and John Sakelarides.
Filmed with a Canon 60D 18-135mm kit.
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6.
Audio recorded with a Sennheiser ME 66 through a Tascam DR-100
** Selected to be shown at the 2012 FILE Sao Paulo **
** Jury Nominee at the 2011 Machinima Expo **
** Selected for the 2011 Atopic Film Festival in Paris **
Phil Carey, a lawyer at the height of his career, is also an aspiring composer who is losing his ability to write music.
Emily, a lonely young woman, secretly admires him.
But it is the ghost of his ex-wife, Marie, with whom he communes every night.
~ THE GIFT ~
Directed by Kate Lee & Sherwin Liu
Written by Kate Lee
Music by Sherwin Liu
Made with Moviestorm (http://moviestorm.co.uk)
~ VOICES ~
Marc "GP" Cholette as Phil Carey
Sonya Cross as Emily
Virginia "Dulci" Maddy as Marie
Ricky Grove as Keith Mandelbrot
Tyre McAllister as Greg
Lauren Weyland as Alex
Melanie Greaves as Zinnie
Robert S. Benjamin as Wilson
Scarlotte as Stacy
Kera Hildebrandt as Parrot
Kid Millions as Child
Paul Carr as Coffee Shop Customer
Edwyn Tiong as Co-worker #1
Brandon as Co-worker #2
~ MUSIC ~
“Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.14”
by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sherwin Liu
“Sonata No.14 in C# minor, Op.27”
by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Sherwin Liu
“Shio (Original Mix)”
by Alberto Pagnin
“Tocadisco and Nadia ali - better run (Dj Sdeey remix)”
by Dj Sdeey
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