I have been spending so much time, animating, lobbying on behalf of the growing animation industry, working out the kinks in the animation association among other things, I ended up really missing doing Short Films. After doing "Friends till the end" and Robin Chin from Enhanced Realizm saying he wanted to do another short. Marlon Walker and Jean Paul Levy begging me to pull another idea out of my hat, having met the talented Rushciene Deidrick at a Voice Acting workshop and Trisha Bent at and ERS audition, I figured why not.
When you have a collaborative team, a good team, willing to work on a project, you might as well. I had a script put down from about 2010 called "Heart Shaped Box". I was originally supposed to do this film with Kurt Wright. At the time I wrote the script, Kurt was available, but right around the time we were going to film this, he started getting busy flying in and out of the country and getting some really good jobs in the industry. His hard work paid off and he was on his way to becoming what he is today, probably the best AD in Jamaica. I'm not just saying that because I know him. I really think he is best at this point. Anyway, I digress.
Even though I had scouted a location and done up a storyboard, I decided to let the script rest, because I really wanted the film to have a much higher quality than I could achieve with my limited experience and equipment. Robin Chin was definitely the man for the job. He had the equipment and most importantly the skills to pull it off to the level I wanted. He lit this bad up perfectly. I can't wait for it to come out, but we are taking our time to do it properly.
We had rehearsals the week before. I called up the owner of the location and he was still down and all the actors showed up. Robin even went half way on funding the short with me, so everything worked out nicely. We used 1 Canon 7D, ARRI Lights and Enhanced Realizms dolly track. The video is not finished yet, but check out some screen shots above. Behind the scenes coming soon too. NivekPro out.
I am a Filmmaker, Animator and Writer. I love telling stories and making them come true. You will see me on the big screen soon enough.