sleeper

Another 48 Hour Film Project film from the vault for you to enjoy.

This film, oh man, what a ride. 
Sleeper was the first film I directed in the Minneapolis area and it's success during the competition was the reason I ended up making the move from Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN.

Another collaboration with Ben Efron, Director of Photography, Dustin Solmonson, Editor, and this time our old friend Max Heesch took on the challenge of writing.

This weird little film was selected for the Best of the Fest screening and won the award for Best Cinematography. We had some serious fun with Lensbaby for that sweet tilt shift effect and threw in a slider for good measure.

The location was Dustin's hunting cabin about 90 minutes outside of the city. I do not recommend making any lengthy drives during a 48 Hour Film Challenge, but we did it and we all survived. 

Bonus points to the lead, Sarah, for being totally badass and having to deal with some serious tick action.

For your enjoyment:

time box

Pulling this well loved little movie out of the vault: 
Time Box was created during the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Challenge about 5 years ago.
Jeez, has it been that long?

I directed this project, working with my long time collaborators and friends Tyler Mills, Ben Efron and Dustin Solmonson.

Both the leads are fellow MSUM alums, freakishly talented and making one hell of a name for themselves in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Theater scene. So, it was a dream to work with them even on very little sleep.