FADE

a short film

CREDITS:

Mackenzie 

Annie

Mystery Subway Girl

Writer/Director

Executive Producers

Director of Photography

Sound Recordist

Producer

Production Designer

Production Manager

Production Coordinator

Script Supervisor

Stylist

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Assistant

Production Assistant

Original Music Composer

Sound Designers

Colorist

Eric Elizaga

Tracy Ju

Chen Yu

Howie Lam

Michaela McKee, Daniel McKeown

Daniel McKeown

Robert Bluemke

Marc Reina

Marta Castaing

Deno Williams

Spencer Light

William Sydney

Heidi Pakdel

Sarah Maiorino

Rose McKee

Amanda Louis

Reggie Ba-Pe III

Reggie Ba-Pe III, Benjamin Medillon

Kerry Ping

What do you do when you can’t let go of the person you love? In FADE, a 12 minute poetic film, we explore the habits of a man who is caught on the border between holding on to the comforts of what he knows or facing the reality of the life he has been living. A completely empty New York City is set as the backdrop for the quirky lead character, Mackenzie as we experience his typical days and nights. But does the stillness of his world get disturbed by a mysterious girl he sees during his daily commute or is her appearance an indication that it is time to move on?

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Production Stills

With a limited budget and crew, this film came into fruition with the tireless help of everyone involved.  

Long Escalator
Long Escalator

Shooting the escalator shot after doing an all nighter. Poor Eric

Camera, Go
Camera, Go

Sony F55, Arri Master Anamorphic, first shot setup ready to go

Sound Check
Sound Check

Live sound test by the one and only Robert Bluemke

Pants perfect
Pants perfect

Sarah prepping our lead's pants

Gotta look good
Gotta look good

Wardrobe assistant Rose McKee making sure everything is ready to go

The room
The room

Heidi our stylist looking for something in the war room

Miriam
Miriam

Chen Yu, our mysterious subway girl ready for her shots

The gang
The gang

Me with the actors for the film on our way to finish our subway shots

Get in the car
Get in the car

Waiting for gear to go

Lock it in
Lock it in

DP Daniel McKeown getting ready for the overhead bed shot

Empty Street
Empty Street

DP Daniel McKeown on the Highline preparing our empty city shot. Except it ain't empty...

White Shirts
White Shirts

The character Mackenzie has to have his white shirt.

in bed
in bed
Let there be music
Let there be music

Original music composer Reggie Ba-Pe III checking out the music during another late night session

Color It!
Color It!

Finishing the color for the film with Kerry Ping at his Post studio

As the film is being sent out to film festivals and other competitions, stay tuned to view the complete film as soon as available.  

 

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Trailer