Director: Russell Challenger Based on the exercise in which participating directors... more »
Director: Russell Challenger
Based on the exercise in which participating directors film the same five pages of dialogue.
"What comes to mind with this ViewPoint is how difficult it was to squeeze in time to get anything done. But amazingly I got it done in time for the screening, which I am proud of.
My goal for next time would be to have a proper production so that nothing is rushed, and I don't have to move around heavy equipment with a busted back either.
Total cost: $40 (borrowed) for a real typewriter.
I couldn't even afford a calender so some stuff wound up being composited in.
All bitching aside, I could not be more happy with the film had it not been for my wonderful actors, Devin Upham and Jason Sylvester. I hope you enjoy it!
Shot with: Canon HV30 + Handy35, Harinezumi & Canon 5d Mark II « less
The Alias Men The Boss Devin Upham Alan Smithee Jason Sylvester Thug #1 Russell Challenger Thug #2 Tomas Street "In Solitude" Clip Starring Martin Barratt Co-Produced by Alex Jordan Editing and VFX Compositing by Russell Challenger Rainy Alley Unit Producer Alex Jordan Cinematographer Alex Dacev Sound Recordist Ken Simpson Key Grip Tomas Street Office Location Unit Russell Challenger Music by KEJERO "Three Feet Up" "Behind You" "A Sweet Day Begins" Stoyan Ganev "Lost Ian Dayang "Goodbye Maybe" Peter Howard Godfrey "The Chase" Emir Isilay "Crazy Dream" Many thanks to those who helped me film in nature's downpour. Thanks to Char for everything else.
I know. I know. What kind of
person does this? I take full
responsibility, and accept any and
all consequences. But it, it
just... It just doesn’t feel right
This won’t do. You can’t not, not
want this anymore. You have to
I don’t blame you if you hate me.
Hate you? Are you kidding me? Can
you explain yourself, at all? I’m
just trying to get a grasp on all
this and it might help.
What’s to explain?
I don’t want to get into details,
ok? It’s just not for me, and if
you respect me at all, as a person,
and as a friend, you will leave it
Wish I could, old friend, but there
is simply no way.
You won’t even try?
No. I can’t. You see, you’ve been
privy to some rather important
information. Personal information I
shared only with you. The kind of
information I wouldn’t feel
comfortable knowing is just
floating around out there, waiting
to be shared with goodness knows
who, for no good reason... I’ll be
honest, it frightens me, puts me a
little on edge.
You don’t have to worry, I won’t
tell a soul. I promise.
Oh you promise? Like you did
There are circumstances, you have
to trust me.
No dice. Spill it. Why, today of
all days, is this suddenly too much
I’m not going to be able to explain
Then do it improperly, I think I’ve
earned at least that.
Would love too... But, can’t.
Did something happen, did I do
something to upset you? Make you
dislike my company? I really had no
idea this was coming.
No no no, it’s nothing like that, I
Then what is it? I need to know.
You’re serious though, about not
You know what, it’s nothing.
Forget this whole thing. I want it
back, and everything that comes
Normally I would be very excited to
have you back in, but you
hesitation concerns me. We’ve been
through a lot together, and this
side of you, it’s not your best.
I’m a little hurt I got to see it
at all, least of all today.
Well, put your concerns to bed, I’m
here to stay. The butterflies have
flown from my stomach and from here
on out you shall see nothing but my
good side. . . I don’t know what
came over me, just some jitters I
suspect. You can understand that,
I can. . . Good to have you back.
I’m so glad to be back.
INT. LOCATION - LATER
B clutches the item.
What’s the matter?
Matter? What? Nothing. Everything
You still want it, don’t you? as
much as me, like we planned.
Yes, I do. I’m just a little
I can understand that. But it’ll
pass. I know you can do this, I
just know it.
What if I can’t?
Keep it together, I need you now
more than ever.
This line can not be removed. You MUST use it!!!
Are you kidding me, of course I do.
Why do you think I objected so
strenuously when you were going to
give it all up?
You know, I wasn’t sure. I was
starting to think anyone could do
this. I didn’t realize you felt so
strongly that it had to be me.
Sure, anyone could do this...
Listen, anyone could step on the
moon, and anyone could score the
winning goal, and anyone, could
have served me a latte last week.
What we do with our lives is up to
us, and when given the opportunity
to rise above our status quo there
are but a few that grab the
opportunity and really make
something of it. Today, I like to
think we’re sharing that chance. I
could have gotten just anyone, but
I don’t want just anyone. . . I
want. No. Need, you. And togethe
we are going to change everything.
Now, are you ready to jump in and