Have plans for Saturday afternoon? If not and you’re looking for something to do, there is a program that I had the honor of participating in—Veterans Make Movies. We will be having our screening of short films on Saturday, May 14th and would love to show you what we made! What is Veterans Make Movies you ask?
VMM is a workshop/fellowship program that caters to military veterans and pairs fellows with mentors. The program is setup as a platform to teach budding filmmakers the fundamentals in storytelling and filmmaking.
For this cycle we had the luxury of receiving guidance and instruction from director and AFI alumni Henry “Hank” Hughes—also a veteran—who received accolades from AMPAS, BAFTA, and the Television Academy Foundation for his beautifully lensed and tightly executed short film, Day One. We also worked alongside documentary director Brigid McCaffrey (Tjúba tén: The Wet Season) who was great in lending us a different perspective and various approaches to ensure that our creative vision materialized.
For my project I crafted an experimental art house piece entitled, Simulacrum that I hope poses questions as related to the veteran experience. The project was shot in 4k resolution using the recently released Nexus 6P and mixed in 5.1 surround sound for an immersive experience. Sounds interesting right?
See you at the movies!