Hah! I just learned that my first short film, “Whatever It Takes”, is posted on YouTube.
This short was written and produced primarily as an equipment test back in like 2005… my friend Chris Cooney had just gotten a new lighting kit and mic, and wanted to try it out. We were running a writer’s group, using an unused floor of a business building in Santa Cruz. So we co-wrote a shorty that would work in the space available, roped in a few actors who had been helping with reads of people’s screenplays, and shot this out in four days. It kind of grew into a bigger production than we’d planned, but we had fun, and it was a great learning experience.
It ended up being accepted to the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Go figure.
The quality’s a little janky, but enjoy.