Sometimes you gotta think big. Big baby kinda big. Rupert is more than a beefy short. It's actually part of an anthology feature, still getting it's legs in the funding stage to give birth to the whole film. Shedding the theme of supernatural horror, this one is psychologically driven with satirical undertones. I should also point out, definitely not safe for work or for those with sensitive stomaches. Rupert spent years ripping through festivals collecting his laurels and awards, and now he's coming for you.
The next chapter into the handful of horror I've shot comes from the same directors as Daddy, and helped put us on the radar with our first trip through the festival circuit. Two nights of shooting, minimal equipment (again), and limited crew (hey we had crew this time!), put us in a seriously scary basement. I have no doubt that something sinister took place down there, long before we were shooting. Turn off the lights, turn up the sound, and enjoy, Downstairs.
Five years ago, my friends Lee and Sam Boxleitner asked me to shoot a horror short. We had been working on other projects together for years and finally decided it was time to create our own content. The brothers were already huge fans of the genre, while myself on the other hand, knew very little of it. One afternoon, a dslr, and two light bulbs later, we made something that went much farther than we could have ever imagined. Now with over 500,000 views on YouTube, this is the short that kicked off my dive into becoming a horror DP. A handful of other shorts have been born since this one, and there's even one coming up in the very near future. For now, enjoy the simple little short that is, Daddy.