The spring has come and gone. At the end of December, I will complete my undergraduate education and leave Indianapolis to pursue further career work. Until then, I have moved into a quiet apartment with a friend to focus solely on my work without distractions.
This spring I have created several portfolio-worthy graphics, completed photography for some major departmental events, and also put together a short documentary on conspiracy theories called Follow The Money. Throughout the following weeks, more of that content should be appearing online here.
As for the rest of this year, I have one sole project that I will be footing the majority of my effort into — my senior capstone project. Currently, the majority of the project details remain undetermined. Stay tuned for more info on that. Outside of capstone, I may work on a small video project for a friend, but that too remains to be determined.
Post-graduation, I would like to try working on a small idea in a similar vein to The Diary of Anne Frank Part II by Harmony Korine using old footage from the discontinued South Bend Renaissance documentary project.
That’s all the news I have for now.
As you can tell, things are a little different now.
I’ve made the decision to no longer work under the moniker of Dirtyfox Productions. Instead, I will focus solely on pushing my work under my own identity in an effort to pursue my professional endeavors. As such, my website has been turned into a (much more nicer looking) ePortfolio for my work.
I will continue to carry the Dirtyfox Productions branding into my own as it has become such a crucial part of my professional development. Please stayed tuned as more work comes out!
Well, it’s been a busy year. As far as things go, I am officially closing out 2017 having made three short films: The Stillborn, The Mission, and Moments of Eternity.
The Mission was created in the last few weeks as part of a final assignment for one of my film courses at IUPUI. The short was filmed in one sitting and I wrote the script the night before so it was quite a haphazard endeavor, but it has had excellent reception from my fellow peers thus far. Though not officially a Dirtyfox Productions piece, I consider it my highest quality student piece and rank it amongst my best works.
Moments of Eternity was created as part of an independent study I enrolled in this semester as part of a last minute offer by one of my professors. This short acts as the first part of my feature-length script, Prisoner’s Cinema, and in it’s current standing I officially see it as a student production. This short was filmed on a Panasonic GH4 with a modified Panasonic AG-LA7200 anamorphic adapter.
Today I have learned that The Stillborn has officially been accepted for screening at the Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada in Brazil on November 25th! While I certainly won’t be able to attend myself, for anyone in the area more information about the festival itself can be found here on their website.
Greetings all, Forrest here! In celebration of my YouTube channel gaining 500 subscribers, I am releasing some footage that has been shot for my upcoming 2017 short film, tentatively titled Moments of Eternity. Releasing in December of 2017, this ten minute short film will act as the first chapter in a seven-part feature film script that has been a long time in the making, called Prisoner’s Cinema.
Co-written with screenwriter Shirley Day, Prisoner’s Cinema follows Hogarth (Jake Wolin), a socially-stunted writer with strange, reoccuring nightmares who seeks help from a sleep study program in order to treat or cure his condition, but soon discovers that he has deeper underlying issues that have gone long unaddressed.
Greetings all, it’s been a while! Tonight I have the pleasure to announce the The Stillborn has just officially been selected to play at the Highway 61 Film Festival in Pine City, Minnesota! While the festival schedule is still underway, you can keep on eye out for it at their website: http://highway61filmfestival.org/
Big thanks to everyone’s support as of lately! Keep an eye out on my page for upcoming projects. There’s lots of fun stuff in the works right now.
I have just learned this evening that The Stillborn has been officially selected to screen at the Northern Frights Festival, a horrow-themed Canadian film festival at the Sudbury Theatre Centre in downtown Sudbury, Ontario! This will be The Stillborn‘s very first international screening, so I’m thrilled to hear this news. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this one in person (it’s an eleven hour drive from Indianapolis and I don’t have my passport yet) but I will certainly be there in spirit! The festival takes place on October 21st for those interested, and I will be certain to include an update once the website festival has been updated to reflect the actual screening times.
To learn more about the Northern Frights Festival, please visit http://www.northernfrightsfestival.com/.
Quick news update: the schedule and ticket prices for the Open Projector Night in Grand Rapids, Michigan is now available at http://www.uica.org/calendar/open-projector-night! It would be awesome to see some familiar faces out there, so please do consider coming to support me and everyone else who made The Stillborn possible!
UICA Members: $4, Public: $8
OPN: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Speaking of The Stillborn, the short has been selected once more as a Semi-Finalist in another international festival! This time it is for the Les Films de la Toile event in Saint-Denis, France. The event takes place October 1st, and more details are soon to come, so please stay tuned!
The Stillborn has been selected as a Semi-Finalist for the VITA TUA, VITA MEA event in Venice, Italy, hosted by the CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium and Jizaino! Not as exciting as official selection, but hey, more prestige! To learn more about the CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium, please visit http://ctao.eu/