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Ricochet

Project Details

Project Short film / 11:47 mins

Type Action/Thriller/Horror/Sci-Fi

Role Writer, producer, director

release date March 20, 2019 / Festival circuit

reviews/interviews
Review: UK Film Review
Review: IndyRed
Review: Cult Critic
Review: Film Threat
Review: One Film Fan


wins
*New York Film Awards - Best Thriller
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Action
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Horror
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Editing
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Short (Gold)
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Director
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Cinematography
*LAIFFA - Best Horror
*Festigious - Best Thriller
*Festigious - Best Cinematography
*Top Shorts - Best Thriller
*HIMPFF - Best Horror
*IHMA - Best Director
*IHMA - Best Bad Ass
*Hollywood Just4Shorts - Best Horror/Thriller
*Indie Short Fest - Best Action Short
*Indie Short Fest - Best Sound Mixing
*ISA - Best Director (Male)
*ISA - Best Action Short
*ISA - Best Thriller Short
*ISA - Best Editing
*ISA - Best Sound Design
*Berlin FFF - Honorable Mention
*Spotlight Short Film Awards - Gold Award
*ARFF Amsterdam - Jury Award

When I decided to make "Ricochet" I knew it would be a sibling to my previous short film "Safe" -- but on a much bigger scale. Still a home invasion thriller at heart, I wanted more action, more locations and more blood in this one. We shot in two locations for 2 days a piece.

A speakeasy in Seattle doubled for a basement of a house for the first weekend of shooting. Then for the second weekend, we shot for 2 days in a mansion in Sammamish, WA.




nominations
*Indie Short Fest - Best Thriller Short
*Indie Short Fest - Best Director (Male)
*Indie Short Fest - Best Editing
*IHMA - Best Short
*IHMA - Best Original Concept
*IHMA - Best Cinematography
*IHMA - Best Kll
*LAHCFF - Semi-Finalist

We shot with two RED cameras in 4k -- one would always be mounted on a gimbal that we could easily move to an ectoskeleton or to a jib arm. The other camera we could easily move from a dolly to a tripod or to a shoulder mount device.

Once filming was complete, I took on the task of doing all of the editing, sound mixing, color grading, VFX shots, music licensing, creating and designing 6 posters, trailers and all of the marketing materials.







official selections
*Paris Short Film Festival
*Las Vegas Film Festival
*BIFF (Burbank International Film Festival)