The Curse of Smitt Manor
Created in 2015 for an LSU Haunted House Medication Drive, an annual a fundraiser that works to provide free medication for communities in need, this video served as the basis for a stunning holographic ghost effect. By filming actors in front of a green screen, layering them together in Final Cut Pro X with a transparent background, and then projecting them onto a massive scrim made of semi-translucent material, we were able to tell the haunted history of the manor in a highly innovative fashion.
Created for the 48 Hour Film project 2016, a worldwide film competition where you are tasked to write, produce, edit and score a short film in just 48 hours, this mockumentary-style short film follows a group of young schoolboys who live in a blissfully inattentive world. Winner of Audience Award Runner-Up. Nominated for Best Actor, and Best Use of Required Character.
Created for the 48 Hour Film Project 2017, a worldwide film competition where you are tasked to write, produce, and edit and score a short film in just 48 hours, this dystopian thriller follows a rebellious girl that attempts to discover the truth behind a controversial population reduction system, where everyone is assigned a date of death at birth. Winner of Best Graphics, Best Directing, and Best Actor and Runner-Up for Audience Award. Nominated for Best Use of Required Prop, Best Cinematography, Best Graphics, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Writing, and Best Editing.
TBR Presents: Gidion's Knot
By Johanna Adams Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability. This trailer was produced in collaboration with CineMass Films, and features original music.