The Island of Lost Things. Comedy/Drama. 10 Minutes. B&W/Color. Super 16, Super 8, and DSLR.
Ezequiel finds himself on a mysterious island where he encounters memories both happy and sad in this wry, evocative, and surreal short comedy-drama. The piece was inspired by the housing and financial crisis of 2008/2009, and specifically how it affected my life and family in Tucson, Arizona. At the time, I was unemployed and struggling to move forward with my career in a meaningful way. It was a time of doubt and uncertainty. So of course I wanted to try to capture that wonderful feeling and share it with the world. As the script developed, I was particularly interested in how the crisis affected the Latino community, but in transposing the production to Ohio, I became more interested in the economic and natural geography of the region. The film was an opportunity to actually shoot on celluloid, as well as explore some of the local filmmaking resources in terms of actors, vendors, and locations.
2017 Big Muddy Film Festival
2014 University Film and Video Association Conference, Montana State University-Bozeman