Welcome to how not to make a five minute movie! The trials and tribulations of making ‘the average man’ short film.
Way back in what now seems like the prehistoric age, I decided it would be a great idea to make a slick, sexy, super cool, science fiction film called ‘Jackker’. The film was going to have lavish sets, a good looking cast and a witty clever script.
This site isn’t about that film!! …
However, it gets a mention because without embarking upon that overly ambitious project, I wouldn’t be here writing this now. This site is all about how a quick five minute short filmed on a humble DSLR camera – the Canon 5D mk2, took on a life of its own and somehow turned itself into a long rambling twenty four minute flick, no matter what anyone did to try and stop it.
There’s a link to the movie on the menu bar above, but be warned, only those with the patience of a saint and the time to watch it properly as well as take in all the dialogue should attempt to make any sense of it.
It’s a long winded, overly wordy, self indulgent, convoluted piece of work. That really needed chopping down to a more accessible ten minutes or so.
This site is all about the hows, whys and wherefores of it ending up the way it did.