Have you ever been so tired that the moment you hit the bed you are immediately comfortable? This is what happened to me, only in my vegetated state all I could focus on was my foot which was hanging over the edge of the bed. Childhood fears came rushing back to me as if something was inching ever closer to my foot. Finally, I pulled it onto the bed, tucked it into the blankets and thought what a great idea for a short. Fast forward a week and we were making “HANDS”.
“HANDS” had a budget of $22 which was spent on pizza. This meant everyone had to wear multiple hats. Tara Hutchison played “Crystal” she also did the makeup and styled the set. Jeff Young, who played one of the hands, also ran sound. Brandon Toigo played the other hand and helped me move lights around. As for me, I directed, ran the camera and picked up any slack needed behind the scenes. In all there were only 4 of us and that’s exactly how we like it.
I’ve heard a tight set is a tidy set but that wasn’t the case on this project. The vomit Tara concocted consisted of spaghetti and melted raspberry sorbet. The smell alone was disgusting and the fact that Tara was able to hold it in her mouth was insane. As you can see in the image above the rest of us were not as strong. The vomit Tara concocted consisted of spaghetti and melted raspberry sorbet. The smell alone was disgusting and the fact that Tara was able to hold it in her mouth was insane. As you can see in the image above the rest of us were not as strong.
In the end we all had a blast and I think it shows in the film. “HANDS” went on to be featured on several blogs (Links below) and we have received amazing feedback from viewers. Not bad work for an October weekend and that brings me to the point of points: If you want to make movies then get out and make them. Don’t let big budgets and fancy rigs put you in a mental space that tells you it’s impossible.
Watch HANDS now on the official ANTIMITY YouTube Channel: HERE
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