Stage 2: Work With What Ya Got
Finally in Chicago and taking my media and digital cinema classes, I decided to do another short film, a mockumentary, back in my home town. Using friends and my parents' house I was able to create a fictionalized world to insert my character into.
This project lent me the first challenge of working with an actor who has had no prior experience and challenged me as a director. Plain and simple, he was scared to dance. I couldn't force the guy but we jerry-rigged headphones into his helmet so he could listen to music and I also choreographed some dance moves for him just so he could copy them.
The end result is something fun and different and I learned along the way that you just gotta roll with the punches.
Kevin the Clone (2013)
A mockumentary taking a look into the life of a Veteran of the Clone Wars. And he just wants to dance.
Written and Directed by Liz Mayer
Edited by Liz Mayer
Starring Tylor Domsten