Sunday, June 03, 2012

Media Services alum Colin Foster's film project used by!

Media Services recently caught up with another one of our alums, Colin Foster who has written and directed this short film entitled, The Funeral. Not only does this look like a really great film (you can see the trailer and synopsis below), but clips of it were also used in a tutorial created by colorist, Robbie Carman! There are also other crew members involved who are from the New Media Center, Banu Debre and Willow Williamson.

Isaac and Jenny, a comically contentious married couple, struggle with feelings of anger and loss when confronting the death of a family member. Their childish reactions to the event causes problems with their relationship, and sends them spinning toward divorce.

Colin was kind enough to also share a couple production stills (below), not to mention a bit of background about the project. 

Colin Foster:
The film was officially completed this past November after going through the final phases of post production. All the members of our crew were amazing but I was particularly lucky to have Robbie Carman, a very talented colorist and post production guru, work on the film. His contribution was major, and he liked the film so much that he wound up using several clips from it as examples in a tutorial he was working on (I believe it was on color correction in FCP X).

Since then I've been trying my luck on the festival circuit. Nothing has struck yet but I'm still waiting to hear back from a variety of festivals in the states and abroad, so cross your fingers. The film isn't available online at the moment but sometime in the near future I do hope to schedule a DC screening of not only my film, but also of all the films that have been made by my fellow AU filmmakers as well. Date and location TBD but I'll keep you posted.

The Funeral, a new short film written and directed by Colin Foster
 Ariana Almajan as Jenny
Sun King Davis as Isaac 
Ricky Brick as Baby the Cat

Banu Debre

Colin Foster
Nur Debre

Mariana Studart

Susan Foster

Jason Fraley - 1st AD

Mary Ratliff - Script Supervisor

Jon Malis - Director of Photography
Garrett O'Brien - 1st AC

Katie Neff - 2nd AC
Drew Louis - Gaffer

Dave Joyce - Key Grip
Lara Aqel - Dolly Grip

Jeremiah Horan - Grip
Banu Debre - Sound Recordist

Boom Operator - Christopher Richmond

Robin Pohlman - Production Designer
Joshua Cohen - Art Director
Willow Williamson

Banu Debre - Editor 

Mike Estler - Sound Designer
Robbie Carman – Colorist

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