Our stunning 11 1/2″ 24K custom gold statuette is manufactured by R.S. Owens, the same company that manufactures the Oscar. The winner of our Best Short Film category will receive this award at no cost to them, while winners in other categories will be given the option to acquire it. Additional awards and prizes may be Read More ...
OR: What was the inspiration for your film?
TM: For Absence of Light, I had some visions in my mind that I really wanted to mess around with and create reality but I knew I had to create a story around it. I chose a topic that was personal and meaningful to me and boom it was born!
OR: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?
TM: I thought of Absence of Light in the beginning of my junior year of high school and that is when I began writing it as well.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?
TM: Staying within the time limit of the competition I was submitting to!
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?
TM: Finding dates where everyone was available as well as the locations we were allowed to film at.
OR: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?
TM: You don’t need fancy or expensive equipment to make a great story!