48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Ornament (2020)

June 19, 2020

“A young girl and her family experience a peculiar holiday and she must overcome her differences by seeing things from a unique perspective.”

This film was made for the 48 Hour Global Film Challenge. June 5th – 7th, 2020

Genre: Holiday or Vacation Film
Team Name: Edgen Films / DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Prop: A Belt
Character: Tom or Tanya Baddington, retired athlete
Dialog: Take what you want, but leave me something.

**WINNER: Austin, TX GFC – Best Actress June 2020 – Julia Schoonover

Cast:
Big Sister – Julia Schoonover
Little Brother – Lyrik F. Durban
Dad – Justin R. Durban
The Niece – Haley Evans
Pappaw Tom Baddington – Jerry Walton

Crew:
Shot, Music, Edit, Written & Directed: Justin R. Durban
Story by: Justin R. Durban & Julia Schoonover
DIT / Asst Camera – Myndin Durban
Set / Art – Julia Schoonover & Myndin Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban
Sara Schoonover
FreeSound.org

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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Cage (2020)

May 24, 2020

“While babysitting, something lurks outside.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #5 – May 22nd – 24th, 2020

Genre: Horror
Theme: Missing Something
Clothing: Pajamas
Character First/Last A-Z
Sound FX: Self Created (all the kids growled in unison)

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Babysitter – Chaise Cardiff
Leigh – Haley Evans
Zach – Hunter Evans
Caged – Lyrik F. Durban

Crew:
Shot, Music, Edit, Written & Directed: Justin R. Durban
First A.D. Nicholle Walton-Durban
Wardrobe: Holli Evans

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Myndin Durban
Jerry Walton
FreeSound.org

http://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home
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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Autumn Mist (2020)

May 4, 2020

“Beyond the Autumn mist, a young boy finds friendship in the most peculiar way.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #4 – May1st – 3rd, 2020

Genre: Modern Day Fairytale / Drama
A Fairy Tale Sequel

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Jackie
Justin R. Durban as Father
Jerry F. Walton as Mr. Paper
Nicholle Walton-Durban as Mom
Myndin W. Durban as Grandchild
Spike as The Dragon
Bastion as Dog
Moon Shadow as Cat

Crew:
Shot, Music, Edit, Written & Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban
Maryann & Richard Durban

Based off the Song:
“Puff the Magic Dragon”
by: Peter, Paul and Mary

Puff the Magic Dragon Song Lyrics/Story by:
Leonard Lipton & Peter Yarrow

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Copyright 2020 – DURBAN – (Edgen Films)

— The Filming process: Crew of One in 48hrs time —

48hr film challenge #4 :
(cause who the hell knew we’d be at home for so long?)
HTTP://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home
Tasked to make a 1-5 minute prequel or sequel from a Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, etc.

Writing:
In finding a fairy tale for the project, I first looked around my house. nothing came to mind without some crazy visual effects. We own a bearded dragon and he has yet to be in my films, so it was his time to shine. After chatting with my mom about dragons and life in lockdown, I copied only the lyrics of Puff the Magic Dragon in a spreadsheet. Once written, I based the entire film from the song on how I would interpret a modern-day version of the story. It currently exists in an outline for which I translated into storyboards. (which you can see on my website)

Filming:
I was the only crew so it was a mad dash to make it happen. Any camera movement from the film with me in the shot was done with a dolly slider propped up on a plastic paper binder. I’d hit record and jump into the scene before it got to the end of the short track. The RED camera was too heavy at some points causing the slider to buckle under the weight making some of the shots wobbly. It kinda worked but a few times it would tip over. Started filming around 10:45 am on Saturday and wrapped around 9:30 ish.

The actors:
Me, my son, and my father-in-law. Me, because I knww I wouldn’t bitch and complain about getting the shot. My father-in-law because he’s a trooper and actually likes acting but never had the chance growing. My son… Well, that was funny. WE started shooting around 10:45 am Saturday after I finished breakfast, storyboards, and a few chores and after the 2nd take, he broke down and said he didn’t agree to the film and wasn’t interested. I was like, “Bullshit. you are doing this film because you told me you would!” NO! he replied in tears. Damn. I felt bad. “Ok, come talk to me. How about I make it worth your time?” His eyes perked up and said.. “I’d really like a battle pass”. Long story short, I had to pay him $25 bucks to be in the film. His attitude took a 180 after that and he was in it to win it. Amazing what kids do for money these days eh? My wife and other son agreed to small bit parts. They had no idea what the film was about other than my direction of, “just be you.” Oscar-winning director right here, right? Right.

The Edit:
I started editing around 10pm on Saturday and had to goto bed around 3am. Woke at 10am and finished the first pass at 3pm. This was also with a break to take a parent conference call with my kids school and to rid my backyard from the worst gawd awful smell of humanity. I don’t even want to go into it. I showed the cut to my wife and naturally she wasn’t happy that with the subject matter and suggested a few changes. I ended up changing one shot and gave a valient effort at a motion track of a VFX shot, but after a bit, I thought it wasn’t worth it and left it as is. (I wanted to replace a picture in the bedroom tracking shot) (which, I shot that 9 times and I ended up using shot 8. and cut it to take #9.)

The Music Process:
This Puff the Magic Dragon Orchestral Remix was scored in about 4 hours time. I started the music in Cubase before I started editing on Friday night (5.1.20). Sunday around 3 or so, I jumped back into the score. I finished about 6:45pm and could have worked at it another 4-5 hours easily. But alas, I had a deadline of 7:30pm on Sunday (5.3.20) to turn it in for the challenge. I changed keys about 3 times through the process for a few reasons. 1, it was hard for me to play in it’s online form. 2, some instruments wouldn’t dip below a register, and 3, it was just good to change it up. Much like an artist will flip the canvas to find another perspective.

What now?
Who knows. I’ll keep making movies cause I fucking love it.

48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Median (2020)

April 19, 2020

“An anchoritic man finds a reminiscent package on his doorstep.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #3 – April 17-19, 2020

NOTE:
(this is the director’s Cut)
There’s not much different except for some Color Correction and I re-added my original v1 edit ending.
You can view the original 48hr cut here: https://youtu.be/UMG-n1lQ-m0

Genre: Fantasy / Drama
Prop: Computer
Action: Counting
Theme: Connecting
Character: Bill / Baseball Player

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Lil Billy
Jerry F. Walton as Bill
Justin R. Durban as William
Bastion as Dog
Moon Shadow as Cat

Crew:
DIT / Assistant Camera: Myndin W. Durban
Shot, Edit, Music, Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Freesound
Painting by Julia Schoonover
Aaron Azripe
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban

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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Jo Jo Black (2020)

April 6, 2020

“A young boy wishes to join the elite squad to protect planet Earth. When his grandfather forbids him to leave the house until chores are done, he confides in his best friend, Black.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 – April 3-5, 2020

Trailer Mashup:
JoJo Rabbit & Men In Black

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Jo Jo
Justin R. Durban as Black
Jerry F. Walton as Pappaw

Crew:
DIT / Assistant Editor: Myndin W. Durban
Shot, Edit, Music, Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban

HTTP://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home

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Copyright 2020 – DURBAN – (Edgen Films)

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Crick (2019)

December 1, 2019

“Crick”, the 48hr Film Project – Director’s Cut.
Directed by: Justin R. Durban

– Lemme give you a tip. If someone wearing a mask knocks on your door… Don’t Answer.

What’s Different?
– Tweaked the sound FX
– Fixed a few dialog audio levels
– Shifted the opening shot to show neck
– Added a Cutaway shot of a device
– Fixed/Corrected the End Credits

Enjoy!

WINNER:
🏆 Best Adherence to Genre
🏆 Best Cinematography
🏆 Best Original Score
🏆 Audience Award group A
🏆 1st Runner Up Best Film

nominated for:
(best use of prop, best use of character, best costumes, best actor, best actress, best sound design, top 10)

Genre: Parallel Universe / Gore Slasher Splatter
Prop: Yoga Ball
Character: Jerry, A Painter
Line of Dialog: “Let me give you a tip.” or “Lemme give you a tip”

(View the original 48hr Film Project cut here: )

Cast:

Eve – Nikki M. Weiland
Adam – Brett St. Germain
Momma – Peggy Schott
Jerry – Jordan O’Neal
Jill – Tabitha Thompson

Crew:

PRODUCED, WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY:
Justin R. Durban

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron Arizpe

SOUND MIXER
Ben Marchi-Hilton

BOOM OP
Frank Gutierrez

EDIT
Justin R. Durban

SOUND DESIGN
Brett St. Germain
Justin R. Durban

MUSIC SCORE
Justin R. Durban

SET DESIGN / GRIP
Arthur Bautista

MASK DESIGN
Laith Rajeh

“Thank you”

Esteam Academy
www.esteamacademy.com

Bonzai by Brett
www.bonsaibybrett.com

Nicholle Walton-Durban
David Gutierrez

This film was made for the 48 Hour Film Sci-Fi/Horror Project 2019
www.48hourfilm.com

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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Little Brother (2019)

November 4, 2019

Little Brother, the 48hr Film Project – Director’s Cut.
Directed by: Justin R. Durban

– Lucas is picked on at school and his little brother is here to protect him.

What’s Different?
– Updated VFX
– Updated/Added additional Sound FX
– Added a few Cutaway shots
– Fixed/Corrected the End Credits
– Added a smidgen of Color Grading

Enjoy!

Genre: Sci-Fi
Prop: Belt
Character: Ryan Grenada
Line of Dialog: “And who the hell are you?”

(View the original 48hr Film Project cut here:

Cast:

Ripley “Leigh” Grenada – Katusha Robert
Ryan Grenada – Jake Brinn
Lucas – Myndin Durban
Bishop – Lyrik Durban
Red – Brett St. Germain
Brown – Chris Conner
Granny – Betty Currie
Jennifer – Jennifer Kendall
Fur – Brett St. Germain

Crew:

DIRECTED BY:
Justin R. Durban

1st AD
Siegen Bretzke

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Justin R. Durban

CAMERA OPS:
Jennifer Kendall
Hunter Gustafson

Co-DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jennifer Kendall
Hunter Gustafson

1st AC
Taylor Zachary Butler

GAFFER
Chris Conner

MAKEUP / CREATURE / PA
Brett St. Germain

SOUND MIXER
David Gutierrez

BOOM OP
Ben Marchi-Hilton

DIT
Carlo Barbieri

EDIT
Carlo Barbieri / Justin R. Durban

COLOR
Carlo Barbieri

SOUND DESIGN
Siegen Bretzke
Justin R. Durban

VFX
Justin R. Durban

MUSIC SCORE
Justin R. Durban

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Arthur Bautista

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (guest)
William Shirer

“Thank you”

4reelz School of Film
www.4reelzschooloffilm.com

Esteam Academy
www.esteamacademy.com

Bonzai by Brett
www.bonsaibybrett.com

In Association with
Metiquent Productions

“A Special Thank you”
Nicholle Walton-Durban
&
Skye Connery

This film was made for the 48 Hour Film Project 2019
www.48hourfilm.com

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JRD: Film Director Short Films

The Will (2018)

July 31, 2018

“A mother is informed that her son is diagnosed with a terminally ill and hereditary medical condition. She is faced with a hard decision that only a mother could do.”

Directed, Written, & Produced by: Justin R. Durban
Starring Katusha Robert, Myndin Durban
Cinematography by: Mark Johnson II
Music by: Justin R. Durban

Made for the Austin 48hr Film Project
Winner:
🏆 BEST FILM
🏆 BEST DIRECTING
🏆 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
🏆 BEST ACTRESS
🏆 BEST USE OF ORIGINAL MUSIC
🏆 BEST SET DESIGN
🏆 BEST SOUND DESIGN

Also nominated for:
Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Titling, Best Musical Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Dialog, & Best Use of Prop.

Character: Justin or Jennifer MacArthur, Baker
Prop: an eraser
Line: “That’s what my Dad always said. OR That is what my Dad always said.”

Written, Directed, and Produced by: Justin R. Durban

Cast:
Katusha Robert – Jennifer Mac Arthur
Will – Myndin Durban
Eddie – Eduardo Tobias
Nancy – Nancy Valdez
Hannah – Hannah Tolbert
Dr. Sill – Bettie Currie
Dr. Wellman – Ben Marchi-Hilton
Dr. Admin – Siegen Bretzke

Crew:
Cinematography by: Mark Johnson II
Assistant Camera / Drone by: Jacob Stone
Edited by: Jacob Stone, Justin R. Durban
Music by: Justin R. Durban
Sound Production by: David Gutierrez, Siegen Bretzke, Ben Marchi-Hilton
Production Design by: Jacob Stone, Arthur Bautista, Nancy Valdez
Production Assistant: Arthur Bautista
Post Production Sound: Eduardo Tobias, Justin R. Durban
Visual FX by: Justin R. Durban
Color Grading by: Mark Johnson II, Jacob Stone

Special Thanks:
Nicholle Walton-Durban
4REELZ School of Film
Torchy’s Tacos
Writer Duet

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Drink Slay Love (2017)

September 16, 2017
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Music Playlist

Track Listing

  1. Mint Chocolate Chip – 03:16
  2. The Family – Training – 03:45
  3. A Night Craving – Abduction – 04:09
  4. Daytime Drive – 01:10
  5. Pearl’s New Powers – 02:15
  6. Don’t Let Me Down – 00:53
  7. Schooling the Teacher – 00:46
  8. Who’s Safe and Who’s Suspect – 00:47
  9. The Falcon to the Dock – 03:37
  10. Mother – 00:34
  11. Tardiness – 01:14
  12. Regrets – 01:17
  13. The Fealty Is Drawing Near – 01:25
  14. A Walk with Father – 02:39
  15. Sweet Rose – 01:34
  16. Bleed Him Dry – 02:21
  17. Loose Your Way to Find Yourself – 01:29
  18. A New Plan – 01:57
  19. A True Feast – 01:34
  20. The Healer – 01:19
  21. Plan of Attack – 01:17
  22. You Can Change How You Live – 00:34
  23. A Grand Entrance – 00:24
  24. The King – 00:25
  25. An Evening Dance – 00:37
  26. It All Unfolds – 06:27
    – Total Running Time: x Minutes
    320 kbs .MP3

About the Film

Pearl (Cierra Ramirez, “The Fosters”) is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire. Fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl’s powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends — especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache — to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down. What’s a sun-loving vamp to do?

“Drink, Slay, Love” is based on a popular YA novel by Sarah Beth Durst. Gregg Sulkin also stars in the film. “Drink, Slay, Love” is produced by Just Singer Entertainment / Sepia Films / Honalee Entertainment. Sheri Singer executive produces; Bella Thorne co-executive produces. Tina Pehme and Kim C. Roberts serve as producers. Vanessa Parise serves as director, and Eirene Donohue as a writer.

DETAILS

  • TITLEDrink, Slay, Love
  • YEAR2017
  • GENREDrama, Vampire, Thriller, Horror
  • DIRECTORVanessa Parise
  • STARRINGGregg Sulkin, Julia Benson, Cierra Ramirez, McKaley Miller, Victor Zinck Jr., Desjardins, Angelique Rivera
  • MUSIC BYJustin R. Durban
  • WEBSITEhttps://www.mylifetime.com/movies/drink-slay-love

Scoring Trivia

  • Based on the novel by Sarah Beth Durst
  • more soon.
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