I directed my first short film this weekend, “Madeline.” .
This entire pre-production process has been filled with more anxiety and self doubt than I ever could’ve imagined. I’m very technically minded, so as a DP it’s easy for me to hide my insecurities behind technicalities: lighting, lens choice, codecs, etc. As the director, I had to learn how to be vulnerable like I’ve never been before. Having your script, creative process, ideas out in the open and able to be critiqued by everyone is scary, but I’ve really grown as a person over the last 4 or so months planning this movie. Just 3 short years ago, the idea of me pursuing filmmaking as a career was nothing but a fantasy. The people who’ve surrounded me and helped me make this a reality I truly owe everything to, and I am so thankful and lucky to call them friends. Thank you to @erikalucia32 @leahgaydos @nihal_dantluri and everyone else who’s helped me on this project, and helped me continue to follow my dreams. I truly couldn’t have done it without you. ❣️
Prod. @leahgaydos @erikalucia32
1st AD. @sam_grau_
Set Dec. @jacklovesdog
Key Grip. @dhruvohno
Swings. @adam.noll @metzgetweird
1st AC. @miles.andersen
2nd AC. @ericalong01 .
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