a short film
Mystery Subway Girl
Director of Photography
Original Music Composer
Michaela McKee, Daniel McKeown
Reggie Ba-Pe III
Reggie Ba-Pe III, Benjamin Medillon
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?
Watch the Film
With a limited budget and crew, this film came into fruition with the tireless help of everyone involved.
Shooting the escalator shot after doing an all nighter. Poor Eric
Sony F55, Arri Master Anamorphic, first shot setup ready to go
Live sound test by the one and only Robert Bluemke
Sarah prepping our lead's pants
Wardrobe assistant Rose McKee making sure everything is ready to go
Heidi our stylist looking for something in the war room
Chen Yu, our mysterious subway girl ready for her shots
Me with the actors for the film on our way to finish our subway shots
Waiting for gear to go
DP Daniel McKeown getting ready for the overhead bed shot
DP Daniel McKeown on the Highline preparing our empty city shot. Except it ain't empty...
The character Mackenzie has to have his white shirt.
Original music composer Reggie Ba-Pe III checking out the music during another late night session
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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