Hello Walls - (dir. by Duncan Ferguson)
This is a short film I made during the Summer and Fall of 2012. I was reticent to post something while it was on the festival circuit, but as that’s now over, it’s time to release it into the wild - so to speak.
There are many aspects of the film I wish I could change in retrospect. Small moments that deserved more time, others that could have been cut, but at a certain point you have to put it down and move onto the next one. That being said, there’s also plenty of shots, moments, and scenes that I’m proud of in here.
Hello Walls was shot over the course of 6 days in Northern Virgina on a Red Epic with Cooke Speed Panchro lenses and minimal artificial lighting or extraneous equipment. We operated with a skeleton crew, and all of the actors were cast locally. Bill Henry, who plays the main character (Roy) had never acted a day in his life prior to this film. His stripped down, authentic performance was as vital to the final product as the landscapes we shot against.
I hope you enjoy it.
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If anyone is interested, I have 25 DVDs left which I am trying to sell for $12.50 a piece (w/ s+h). If you’d like one of the three different lobby cards we designed for exposure at festivals, I’d be happy to include one with your purchase as well.