About the film.
I was taking some film courses at Scottsdale Community College that were in the early days of the program. Most of the classes were in trailers in the back of the school, I wasn’t a fan of school and barely made it out of high school alive, so if I were to go to college, it was to do something fun. 8mm Production was one of the classes I attended. For the final, we had to make a 3-5 minute short film. At the time, Sam Rami was a significant influence on me. His ability to harness available resources and do whatever he wanted – horror, comedy, gore, slapstick – he just did it. And so did I.
I filmed it in the course of a night or 2 with a few friends. And when I received the developed film, one roll was completely black. Either the camera messed up, or I messed up. Either way, I had to rush, get another camera from school, another roll of film, filmed and sent to the lab. It came back, and editing started. I didn’t have the time to schedule a little edit bay at the school, so I cut it by hand – literally.
This film was fun – fun enough to continue the story if I remember correctly. We started to make a more extended version – not sure if I even have any of that – maybe I’ll leave that nicely tucked in the deep dark recesses of my memory.
I hope you enjoy this little trip into the past.