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FILMMAKING: The Color of Hunger

In 2013, I had a concept for a horror film about a group of people plagued by spirits that were metaphysical manifestations of their sins and addictions. By 2014, I had a writer, a cast, and a small crew all willing to donate their precious time to help make my film. It’s been a long, arduous journey. Murphy’s Law has never played a bigger role in my life than it has this last year. From having to find a new location, misinforming a cast member about his role, and running out of money to being stopped in the middle of a shot by a real-life producer, watching horror films together, and working with some of the most talented people in the state of Arizona, I have experienced it all. I’m amateur, certainly. But I have learned more about myself, about my friends, and about my dreams in this last year than I have in my whole life.

I want to be a filmmaker. What does that mean? I myself am not entirely sure. I’m attempting to learn more about the industry and make connections. I’d love to get a job in the costume department or an internship on set or a chance to watch as people edit their films. I’m interested in learning every single aspect of movie-making. If you guys know anyone out there who could connect me to such opportunities, feel free to let me know. 😉

Olivia Romero, played by Jenna McKenna.
Olivia Romero, played by Jenna McKenna. Olivia must fight to overcome her heroin addiction, lest the darkness take her.

The Color of Hunger is a dark drama film that will (hopefully) serve as the progenitor for an 18 episode horror web series. In this film, we explore the torments of a young drug addict on the road to recovery. Not only does she have to face real-life adversity, but she is haunted by a demonic force that’s hellbent on consuming her through her addiction.

There are several flaws in this film. What can I say? It was my first attempt. We had little-to-no money. Murphy’s Law. Etc.

That said, this is a freaking AMAZING movie! The actors are great, the writing was solid, the premise was cool, the story itself was well-constructed, and it was a blast to work on. I’m very proud of it and the work we’ve put into it. I can see how it can be done better, but I can also see how epic it already is. I can’t wait to share it with all of you. We’re currently in post production, so it won’t be too long now.

Olivia and Candice (Skyler Shelly) have a heart to heart about the troubles in Olivia's life. But Candice is anything but a true friend.
Olivia and Candice (Skyler Shelly) have a heart to heart about the troubles in Olivia’s life. But Candice is anything but a true friend.

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