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?
AM: I’ve always had this idea of a making a film about a man’s journey into the desert. I think the desert, particularly Joshua Tree where we shot the film, offers a different vibration and energy.
OR: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?
AM: I started developing the idea in April 2020 and we shot the film towards the end of June 2020.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?
AM: I find working in a short film format very enjoyable and easy to manage.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?
AM: The sun was the biggest challenge. We shot during the hottest day of the year out in the desert for 8 straight hours. It’s a miracle that nobody in our team fainted. The second biggest challenge was we were running out of natural light towards the end of the shoot.
OR: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?
AM: Go out there and do it. Take your camera with you and start creating a bank of images.