Great news! The student film I shot early this year, “Sasquatch”, was accepted in to the Young Cuts Film Festival in Montreal. That’s where it will have its premiere on Saturday, September 26 at the 9pm screening. So exciting!
I can’t put the entire 10-minute film online yet as Festival rules dictate that it must have its first screening there. However, I’m thrilled to be able to share a “bonus scene”, one which was eliminated from the final edit. By arrangement with the director, Fahim Kassan, I got access to the raw footage shot for this sequence, and edited it together for the first time.
In this scene, my character of Greg has just received an ultimatum from his boss, which brings on an asthmatic attack. But his puffer is locked in his car – along with his keys. His frenetic actions are watched from afar by a demented park ranger, who has a far more “illicit” interpretation of Greg’s actions…
Technical note: the lighting in the shots of the ranger doesn’t match that of the writer, due to my need to re-use footage from the final film that takes place at a different time. There would also ideally be some sound effects to add further immediacy to the action. But considering the limitations I had to work with, I’m quite proud of how this edit turned out.
Look for the whole thing to go online at the end of September! Meanwhile, enjoy this bonus scene.