(watch The Camera) on votemov. In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.
Aside from a few running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns-when-I-was-fourteen unfinished short films, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of moviemaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something.
The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props. I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.
I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they are hereby absolved from all responsibility. They only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn’t have made it.
Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique.