As a first time Director, I experienced an adventure like no other through the thrill, rush, and detail that goes into a production. I must confess that I was so nervous I thought I was going to hurl.
We filmed on Super Bowl Sunday. It was a day after it stopped raining in Southern California, one of the actors had flaked on us like 2 days prior, we got the location through a friend days before, and we literally edited and uploaded the video within the last hour of the competition deadline. Its insane how everything worked out in the end!
I feel extremely blessed to have friends like Michelle, Skit, Qazi and my number one supporter, Jean (my sister). They helped me carry out my vision and kept me sane throughout the process. I had the time of my life and can’t see myself doing anything else but making films after this.
I recommend every aspiring filmmaker to get a Canon, get out there, and start shooting. If you are thinking about filming something, stop thinking and do it. Just do it, don’t make excuses, get a camera, and go crazy. You’ll discover a voice and talent you didn’t know you had and only good things can come of it. Trust me!
Every person has a story to tell and this is ours. I hope you enjoy my film entitled
Shot with: Canon 5D Mark 2 Camera
Sound: Zoom H4N
Directed by: Amadeo Castañeda
Written by: Jean Velario
Cinematographer: Ski-ter Jones
Edited by: Waqas Qazi
Produced by: Michelle Willrich and Jean Velario
The Tuxedo: Scott Ford
The Boss: Jose Dimas Aguilar
The Muscle: Nayan Raina and Angel Mar
The Wife: Jenna Phillips
Special thanks to:
Ariel ‘Da Carpa’ Corral