SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER


 

2011

WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY
STEPHEN SCOTT DAY

DP
SEAN DAHLEN

GAFFER
ANGELO DAGONEL

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
RAY AND PAULETTE CALDERON
CINDY AND BILL HOLODNAK
ARACELI CAMARA

STARRING
NICHOLAS HARSIN
SAVANNAH SOUTHERN-SMITH
MICKI MORRISON
LEE AMIR-COEN
RHETT SWANSON
CURTISS JOHNS

SOUND
CAMERON COMBE

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER / GRIP
GREG SALDATE

RUNTIME: 13 minutes
COLOR
CANON 7D

Notes:
I used to dislike this film very much, and with good reason. It used to be a 25 minute film with an excess of music and scenes which only served as transitions. I thought I was completely fucked, and had wasted everyone’s time and money. Then I managed to cut it down to the 13 minute cut that it exists as today. Having changed it from some sort of awkwardly paced, clear narrative to a much more fluid abstraction allowed me to see all the things I did wrong. I saw all the types of scenes I no longer had to write, all the aspects I neglected in favor of others. I could never understand what it was that I did wrong, and that drove me nuts. I knew I had learned a lot, I felt it, but feeling it alone was useless. After comparing the 25 minute cut and the 12 minute cut, I’ve come to realize that it wasn’t that I did something wrong, it was that I did a bunch of things I didn’t have to. I’d be kicking myself for this a year ago, but now I deeply appreciate the value of trial and error, of working and re-working.

Everyone who worked on this film brought it hard, and never whined and complained. I couldn’t have asked for more. I hope they’re all at the very least pleased with the end result. If not, fine, this shit’s old news anyhow.

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