1. A short film that we created as a book trailer for Stephanie Henry's recently released If Only I Could Sleep.

    In looking at how to make a trailer that was based on Steph's life, it felt way too simple and safe to interview those involved in the book and then add some broll to it.

    In reading the book ourselves we found this essay, My Utopia, which she presented in English class, late in 1981. It was a haunting portrait of what her life and mind were like at that time. And it offered an amazing opportunity to connect you to Stephanie's story while doing what any strong book trailer should - make you want to know more.

    This short film is the true story of that day in Steph's English class.

    Shot on the Red Epic along side some Red Scarlet. The opening shot, a 17 second continuous take that slowly reveals itself to you, took 33 takes paired with a Movi M10, Scarlet, 24mm Cinema Prime, wireless follow focus, and more.

    Head on over to our blog for our first post on the cinematography behind this short.
    stillmotionblog.com/myutopia/

    Director - Patrick Moreau
    Producer – Erin Connelly
    Director of Photography – Joyce Tsang
    Assistant Director – James Pizarro
    Gaffer – Mark Sassen
    Grips – Kim Seidel, Albert Tablance
    Location Sound – Larry Johnson
    Sound Mix and Design - Jeremy Bircher
    Art Direction – Brody Lowe
    Set and Wardrobe Design – Bex Silver
    Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist – Jessica Belknap
    Production Assistants: Natalie Ancona, Craig Flood, Bobby Gorman, Timothy Wildgoose
    Behind the Scenes Director – Heidi McKye
    Behind the Scenes DP – George Mihaly

    Excerpt from “If Only I Could Sleep,” by Stephanie Henry
    Music by Marmoset Music

    CAST:
    Young Stephanie – Claire Manning
    Grandma – Christine Shields
    Grandpa – Robert Zorn
    Stepdad – Mike Butters
    Dad – Greg Skelton
    Extras – Katie Silver, Elle Munson, Wyatt Thompson, Dylan Hamilton, Nick Marcy, Finn Topelmann, Jessica Barr, Aiden Hill, Bryan King, Colby King, Elliot Anundi, Ch’nay Soria, Wade Long

    SPECIAL THANKS:
    National College of Natural Medicine
    Kim Bittleston
    Bex Silver
    Wade Long
    Erin Hill

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