Last evening I attended Film Night 2014 at Silver City movie theatre and had the privilege of watching over 30 short films that the students of the Film Production program at Confederation College have made in the past year. My son, Brendan, is graduating from the program this year. I am one heck of a proud mom, so I wanted to share some photos. The handsome young man in the bottom right photo above is my son, Brendan.
One of the films shown last night called "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", Brendan wrote and produced and on other films Brendan was a crew member (cameraman, gaffer and he even played Jesus in one film).
A typical film shoot involves about 6 - 10 crew members and it is only through unbelieveable teamwork that their films come together.
In the past two years, the students have filmed about a dozen films in my home, store, very creepy basement and yard. Last evening about five of the films shown were filmed at my place, so it was really neat to see how each film looked totally different even though the location was the same.
In some of the photos you can see the sets that were made. Some of the "fake" walls were painted for a shoot and then re-painted for another shoot. The sets, the make-up and the costumes that the students came up with were amazing. They had a budget of about zero, so many of their props were purchased from thrift shops, they made their own fake blood and they even sewed some of their own costumes.
I would like to give a big thumbs up to all the volunteers in our community that give their time to be actors or let the students shoot at their home or place of business.
Most of these photos are from my son's films. Other photos are from John Ryan's film. I wish I had photos of some of the other films shot at my place, but on most of the shoots I was not home or I was doing my own thing and just keeping out of their way.
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - a short film by Brendan Petersen
Out from the Dark - a short film by Brendan Petersen
Molly, I Love You - a short film by Brendan Petersen
Spawning Shadows - a short film by John Ryan
Congratulations to the graduating Film Production class of 2014. It was a pleasure to meet many of you and watch you film. I wish you much success in all of your future endeavors!