As I prepare for my return to narrative filmmaking, I'm reminiscing about the short films I made back in college with my friends for zero dollars.
AVENUE X came to me in the late hours of one hot, sleepless summer night. I thought a lot about my kid brother when I was away for school, and I often wondered what life would be like if I were to lose him. This became the central theme for my senior thesis in college: a dark film noir set in the seedy under belly of 1940s Los Angeles. In retrospect, I still can't believe we pulled off what we did with the limited resources we had (I even sweet talked a fancy Italian restaurant into letting us shoot on their location for free. Little did they know we were staging a big ass fight scene.) One of the more memorable filmmaking experiences of my young career.
DP: Saul Cervantes
Special Thanks: Samuel Reyna, Diane Cortejo, Julian Sibal, Cartrell Daniels, Sammy Morales, Walter Rivera, Jenna Galbreath, Jenna Park
Los Angeles, California