Just wanted to share with ye all the trailer of a short-film I shot early in 2016, thanks to it I started shooting commercials.
Directed by Daniel Corcoran, we shot Miah during 5 days in February 2016 in a town called Allihies in West Cork, Ireland.
Everything was shot with natural and available light with an Epic Dragon from Panavision.
We chose spherical Schneider Kreuznach Cine Xenon Vintage for the interiors and Lomo Anamorphics for the exteriors plus a couple of shots with Panavision Primos where I wanted to give the image a bit more of contrast.
The way we decided to work was to shoot wide static shots and let the actors play within the frame, sometimes doing things off frame because both, Daniel and myself, love the way that spaces can tell a story too with some close ups IF the scene needed them.
We both love Russian and Eastern European cinema and the work of Bela Tarr, Zvyagintsev, Paddy Considine, Ceylan and many others which I think that it shows in the short-film.
The whole budget was around €5000 if I remember correctly and we were a total of 6 people including the actor so a super passion project!
Without further ado, here you go, the trailer for the short-film and some png frames.
If somebody is curious and wants to watch the whole short-film (it is about 15 minutes) the link is below:
Miah - Short film
Have a lovely day!