JRD: Film Director

Rack (2010)

April 15, 2010
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Synopsis:

A man attains all of his dreams, only to find out that the cost is the unrealized future of his mentally challenged beloved brother.

The Doorpost Theme: Sacrifice


on IMDB.com

News:
Rack Places Top 20 in Doorpost Competition

Short Film

 

Cast:
Richard C. Jones, Lizabeth Waters, Matthew Grathwol, Michael Sorrells, & Michael Hankin

Crew:
Directed by: Justin R. Durban
Executive Produced by: Nicholle Walton, Leah Weinberger, & Justin R. Durban
Music by: Justin R. Durban
Edited by: Laurent Dupepe

Awards:
**Top 20 in 2010 The Doorpost Competition.
*RACK is an official ‘merited’ entry to the Doorpost Film Project.

For more information on the film, please visit: www.edgenfilms.com/rack
View Film:

Full Credits:

//DIRECTOR: Justin R. Durban

//WRITEN By: Leah Weinberger

//CAST

Lizabeth Waters as Ella
Matthew Grathwol as John
Richard Jones as Deke
Michael Hanklin as Old Ben
Michael Sorrells as Foreman

Miner #1: G.L.Williams
Miner #2: Ray L. Perez
Vat Guy #1: Justin Elms
Vat Guy #2: Charles K. Comis
Village Extra: Betty Currie
Village Extra: Tristin Koppie
Village Extra: Myndin Durban
Village Extra: Kaden Lauderback
Village Extra: Kristin Lauderback
Village Extra: Logan Hansen
Village Extra: McKala Hansen
Village Extra: Paige Hansen
Village Extra: Rita Simonette
Village Extra: Leah Simonetta
Village Extra: Zane Farrow
Village Extra: Isac Mourana
Village Extra: Mary Stifflemore
Village Extra: Nicholas Glover
Village Extra: Jill Glover
Village Extra: Sky Van Vliet
Village Extra: Rick Richardson

//PRODUCER(s)

Executive Producer: Justin R. Durban
Executive Producer: Nicholle Walton
Executive Producer: Leah Weinberger
Co. Producer: Robert R. Kiesling

//CREW

Boom Operator: Ryan Mozek
Production Designer / Set Designer: James McMahan
First AC / 2nd Unit Camera Op: Rocky Conly
UPM / First AD: Nicholle Walton
Director of Photography: John Hafner
Best Boy Grip: Matthew Hardesty
Sound Mixer: Amy Tekell
Costume Designer: Colin Wilkes
Makeup: Erin Klarer
Script Supervisor: Cari Jean
Construction Coordinator: Bob Maccarni
Locations Manager: Brian Morgan
Art Director / Props Master: Shane Davis
Casting Director: Nicholle Walton
PA: Aaron Benmark
PA: Charles K. Comis
PA: Stephanie Harrison
PA: Rodney Barry
PA: Leng Wong
PA: Jonathan Grubbs
PA / Sound Team: Shane Hardesty
Edited By: Laurent Dupepe
Compositor / VFX: Jonathan Grubbs
Compositor / VFX: Mark Roethke
Compositor / VFX: Galen Carter-Jeffrey
Compositor / VFX: Kurt Lawson
3D Modeler: Shane Davis
Digital Matte Painter: Brandon Hale
Opening Title Design: Jonathan Grubbs
Second AC / 3rd Unit Camera Op: Joy Chiang
Key Grip: Robert Cudmore
Music Composer / Sound FX / Lead Visual FX : Justin R. Durban
// SPECIAL THANKS
Special Thanks: Ocher Media
Special Thanks: Matahari Pictures
Special Thanks: Placid Sound
Special Thanks: Three Points Ranch
Special Thanks: Lakeway, TX City Park
Special Thanks: Olden Lighting
Special Thanks: Patti Shook
Special Thanks: H-E-B
Special Thanks: Austin Film Meet
Special Thanks: Screenwriters of Austin
Special Thanks: Dan Eggleston
Special Thanks: Short Film Texas
Special Thanks: Adobe
Special Thanks: Richard and Maryann Durban
Special Thanks: Jack Daniel Stanley
Special Thanks: Mark Vittek
Special Thanks: Pamela Weaver
Special Thanks: Carlos Fernandez
Special Thanks: Tony Crossley
Special Thanks: Elliot Cole
Special Thanks: Shiphrah Meditz
Special Thanks: Mishpacha
Special Thanks: Jeremy Norton
Special Thanks: Joshua Norton
Special Thanks: Gustavo Rodriguez
: Shot on Canon 7D
Stills:

 

JRD: Film Director Short Films

Mahlen (2009)

June 30, 2009
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Tagline:
Our technology should be shared with the world, Elizabeth. Not One.

Short Synopsis:
Time is Running out for Robert Cristo’s wife, Elizabeth. Together, they
have been secluded from society while Robert has desperately continued
his nanotechnology research fused with advanced robotics that will aid
in her cure.

on IMDB.com

(QuestFest 09)
*Top 8 Finalist @ DVXUSER.com (6th place)

(2009)
Short Film

Synopsis:
Time is Running out for Robert Cristo’s wife, Elizabeth. Together, they have been secluded from society while Robert has desperately continued his nanotechnology research fused with advanced robotics that will aid in her cure.

Tagline:
Our technology should be shared with the world, Elizabeth. Not One.

Cast:
Elizabeth Cristo: Nicholle Walton
Robert Cristo: John Hafner
Dr. William Mahlen: Bob Maccarni
Soldier1: Dave Rutledge
Soldier2:  Matthew Ramsaur

Crew:
Directed by: Justin R. Durban
Written, Edited, VFX, SFX, Score, Produced by: Justin R. Durban
Co-Producer / Super Grip: Jon Sheets
Sound / Additional SFX: Debbie Balbo
Gaffer: Jeffery Buras
Super Grip – Soldier 1: Dave Rutledge
Super Grip – Soldier 2: Matthew Ramsaur
Script Supervisor: Shiphrah Meditz
Stills Photographer: Dale Kennemer
Color Correction: Laurent Dupepe
Additional Rotoscoping: Nathaniel Caawe
3d Modeler: Chris Hercher
3d Animator: Henning Krol
Wardrobe: Rebecca Thorpe

Official Website:
edgen.com/mahlen

DVXuser.com Forum With BTS, Storyboards, Feedback etc.
dvxuser.com

Music Download:

edgenmusic.com/edgen_mahlen.mp3     

Technical:
Running Time: 6:48
Format: 1280 x 550 HD
Shot with the Canon HV20 + Twoneil Deluxe 35mm Adapter
Filmed with 35/50/85 mm Nikon lenses
Date Filmed: June 14th-15th, 2009
Date Completed: June 30th, 2009
Filmed in Lakeway, TX (Austin, TX)

Winner: Top 8 Finalist @ dvxuser.com “QuestFest” 09 – 6th place.

BTS:

“Mahlen”
(maul – lin)

A Prequel to the short film, “Cristo

 

 

 

Photos by: Dale Kennemer – www.austinallarts.com

Some Storyboards from the Start



Some Storyboards from the Mid Section:










Some Storyboards from the End:





 

 

 

And some random stuff…