A woman visits a flea market and discovers the entrance to a secret place.
This film was an entry into the "Story Beyond the Still" contest. Watch the 1st chapter here - vimeo.com/8595246
My wife and I filmed this short using her Canon 5D Mark II, various prime lenses, a glidecam, and mostly natural light. Thanks to David Allen for helping out on set, Sara Remington for lending us the bottle, Richard Peterson for his hospitality, and Urban Ore for the awesome location. Sound design mixed from material found on freesound.org. SFX involved photographing our apartment's trash chute and compositing it with After Effects.
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Shot on Canon 5D Mark II
Camera: Manuel Calvo, Frank Knipschild
Edit: Frank Knipschild
The film was shot entirely on a Canon 7D.
Lenses: 70-200 2.8 Canon, 24-70 2.8 Canon and a few Nikon lenses, too.
Anne Marie Rooney
Written/Directed/Edited: Jason Ho
Executive Producer: Masahiro Shimura
Producer: Sergio Rapu & Jason Ho
Director of Photography: Bo Hakala
Music: Grant Cutler, Aby Wolf
AC: Brian Suerth
Gaffer: Dave Underhill
2nd Grip: Jake Hanson
Art Director/Wardrobe: Sarah Jean Shervin
Hair/Make-up/Wardrobe: Jessi Dery
Make-up Assistant: Kristen Leigh
Storyboards: Irina Levin
Production Assistants: Shane Lattie, Shelly Benson
Location Manager: Tony Perez
Editor: Jason Ho
Colorist: Dave Sweet
Car provided by Props On Wheels
Starring: Edward Hogg, Martin Clunes (voice), Kemi-bo Millar
16th LA Shorts Fest, USA: Sept 6-13 2012 - IN COMPETITION, Official Selection! Academy Award qualifying film festival
64th Festival de Cannes, France: May 11-22 - Coup de cœur, Out of competition!
31st Atlantic Film Festival, Canada: Sept 15-24 - Official Selection, International Perspectives!
Asheville Cinema Festival, NC, USA: Nov 3-6 - Official Selection, In competition!
Anchorage Film Festival, Alaska, USA: Dec 2-11 - Official Selection!
London Short Film Festival, UK: Jan 6-15, 2012 - Official Selection! Nominated Best Comedy!
"British Shorts" 5th Lichtspielklub Kurzfilmfestival, Germany: Jan 12-16, 2012 - Official Selection!
London theatrical cinema release date: March 23rd, 2012
18th Bradford Film Festival, UK: April 19-29, 2012 - In Competition!
Internationales Filmfest Emden, Germany: June 6-13, 2012 - Official Selection!
Portobello Film Festival, September 2012 - Official Selection In Competition!