A few months ago I decided to make a short film called & # 39; brother sister & # 39; That was loosely based on two characters that I wrote in a movie of the same name. While there were many differences in history and style between the script and the short film that I finally made, the short film should never serve as a prequel or teaser for the feature film, but rather as an experimental platform to test a number of creative, technical ones and stylistic elements. For example, I wanted to put together our core cast immediately to develop the chemistry between them and help me learn their language and habits. I also wanted to experiment with directing and DP & # 39; ing at the same time (with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which I hadn't used much before this shoot), and to develop a RAW workflow for FCP X / DaVinci Resolve, which I ended up editing and coloring used The film. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and a great way to end the year.
Since the film's completion in December, it has been submitted to a number of festivals and has already been shown here in Los Angeles. Although I am still waiting to get an answer from most of the festivals we submitted to, many readers of this website asked me to share the film after watching the teaser I saw a few months ago I decided to publish the complete cut online today.
Why should I publish my film online when I try to run a festival? There are a number of reasons. First of all, the premiere status for a short film is not nearly as important as for a feature film. Therefore, there is little or no risk of closing festival doors by presenting the film at this time. And secondly, this is not my first short film – I have completed a few others and found that the response and results I got from sharing online largely exceeded my festival experience. The short films I make are often more experimental and the audience who wants to see this type of content can find my work more easily on websites like vimeo than at a local film festival. I still plan on showing it at festivals all year round and I'm really looking forward to it, but frankly I'm more looking forward to making it available to a larger, more engaged audience as well as the regular readers of this website.
Here is the film without further ado:
Be sure to check back soon, as I will shortly receive some updates on my next feature length narrative.
Noam Kroll is an award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles and founder of the boutique production house Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television and in various publications around the world. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!