Short Film Update – We Need More Votes!

Your support has given Devil’s Advocate some awesome stats so far for #MyRodeReel. Here’s how we currently rank by votes:

  • OVERALL: #240 out of 1222 films (top 20%!)
  • SCIENCE FICTION: #33 out of 133 films (top 25%!)
  • FEMALE FILMMAKER: #23 out of 145 films (top 16%)
  • HORROR: #41 out of 208 films (top 20%!)

If we are in the Top 16 of any category, we will end up on the front page for that category. That would give us a lot more exposure and possibly more votes from strangers outside our personal networks :D So please visit this link to Devil’s Advocate at My Rode Reel 2016. You can vote with every Gmail address you’ve got, with your Facebook, and by making a RODE account. And then share it with everyone you know who likes horror, film, or women being filmmakers!

We probably aren’t going to make it to #1, but I know we can make it to the front page in at least one category. \o/ Additionally, the winner announcements start on June 29. We can vote all the way up to July 4th, I believe. Help make it happen for us, WP world!

My short film is here! Vote for it in #MyRodeReel!

I’m extremely proud to present my finished short film, Devil’s Advocate for the My Rode Reel contest. Devil’s Advocate is about a skeptic whose doubt is put to the test when a ghost hunter claims to have a recording of the devil’s voice.  I was really inspired by cerebral horror like in Night Gallery and Ray Bradbury Theater instead of heavy slasher/monster tropes for this one. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

I’ve embedded it below, along with the behind the scenes video, where I chat a bit about the production process and the roles for women in film.

The film had to be shot with a Rode microphone product, come in at under 3 minutes, and include a 3 minute behind the scenes video. Please check out the link below and VOTE! They’re giving away a People’s Choice award in addition to the Judges’ picks, so it can’t hurt. :) All you have to do is sign in with Facebook or Google + and hit the Vote button. It takes five seconds and could make a world of difference for me and my crew :D :D And if you want to go the extra mile, please SHARE via Twitter, Facebook, or WordPress.

Click here to vote. 

Thanks for all your moral support guys!

First Look: “Devil’s Advocate”

The film is shot, the footage is in virtual chunks across my editing suite, and it looks like I will meet my Friday/Saturday self-imposed deadline. Huzzah! But while I finish editing my first short film, I thought I’d show off a few stills to warm you up during the wait :D

 

Special thanks to my incredible cast and crew for making this happen! Particularly my actors Kathleen O’Shaughnessy and Michael Daly, and my lighting guy Ahren Ciotti who is basically a lighting god and is about 95% responsible for these shots looking so pro ^_^

For any of you film geeks out there, we did this on the Canon 70D with both the native 18-50mm lens and a “nifty 50” macro lens. It’s incredible what cameras that cost under $1000 can do these days. I’ll be posting a “behind the scenes” featurette along with the film, as is required by the contest, so you’ll see more about how we did it then. Have a great day!