See below for information on my past and upcoming filmmaking projects!
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Polkadot (Short) May 2018 – Director, Writer
At the beginning of May, I will be directing a short film I wrote that was selected to be produced by the filmmaking society at UCLA. The story follows a day in the life of a self-destructive woman who works as a children’s entertainer – despite her hatred of kids and all things bright and loud. This will be my first directing experience with FPS, but my third production with the team since I got to UCLA. Keep posted for more info! I’m really excited about this project, as it will be the first thing I’ve directed that incorporates dialogue. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
The Great Kopycinski (Short Script) May 2018 – Writer
A well-known Polish composer interned at Auschwitz uses his status to fight for the survival of his orchestra.
Short script written as part of the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay contest 2018. Placed 1st in Round 1, from a pool of over 1200 scripts. Semi-finalist (top 10%) in ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest 2018 (final result pending) from a pool of over 2000 scripts. Finalist in the Waterford Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition 2018 (final result pending).
The Frozen (Short) May 2018 – Director
At the end of May, I am set to direct a dystopian sci-fi film set in a world where social media reigns over everyone’s perception of reality. The story focuses on two young ‘influencers’ fighting to remain on top and reap the benefits of being a role model to the masses. This project will be produced (and written) by Angela Ashton, an old school friend, and Solia Cates, a friend of hers from Yale. Pre-production is underway currently, and we are set to shoot on Memorial Day weekend.
Dilation (Short) February 2018 – 1st Assistant Director
In February I worked as 1st AD on Derek Nguyen’s short film ‘Dilation’. The film follows an assassin’s quest for revenge in a futuristic Blade Runner-esque world. This was an FPS production, with a crew made up of students at UCLA. You can check for updates on the film’s progress on Instagram.
Wreck (Short) November 2017 – 1st Assistant Director
In fall 2017 I worked on Isabella Bradley’s short film debut ‘Wreck’ as part of Campus Movie Fest 2017. The film did really well in the CMF competition, and will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 in association with Campus Movie Fest. The film depicts the fallout of a tragic car accident that results in the death of a skateboarder. You can watch the full film here.
Colin the Pantomime Horse (Short) September 2017 – Director, Writer, Editor
Waterford Film Festival Official Selection 2018
I directed my first (proper) short film last year after my pitch for the screenplay was a runner-up in Shorts TV’s ‘The Pitch’ competition at Cannes in 2016. I subsequently secured investment and shot the film in Dublin later that year, completing a long process of post-production in September 2017. We were lucky enough to have Tamsin Heatley (Bella from The Tweenies!) voice the narration for the film. See http://www.colinthepantomimehorse.com for behind the scenes photos, the film trailer and more!