Short film / 11:47 mins
Writer, producer, director
March 20, 2019 / Festival circuit
Review: UK Film Review
Review: Cult Critic
Review: Film Threat
Review: One Film Fan
*New York Film Awards - Best Thriller
*Festigious - Best Thriller
*Festigious - Best Cinematography
*HIMPFF - Best Horror
*ARFF Amsterdam - Jury Award
*ISA - Best Director (Male)
*ISA - Best Action Short
*ISA - Best Thriller Short
*ISA - Best Editing
*ISA - Best Sound Design
*Berlin FFF - Honorable Mention
*Just4Shorts - Best Horror/Thriller
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.
*LAIFFA - 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.
*Paris Short Film Festival