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ANDREW & BEC'S SKYDIVING VIDEO

SHORT FILM

MY ROLES:

Writer & Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

PRODUCTION YEAR:

2010

DURATION:

12 minutes

SYNOPSIS:

A love story. 14,000 feet up.

In this unique twist on the Found Footage genre, Andrew surprises his girlfriend Bec with a tandem skydive and video package for their three-year anniversary; but not before letting the cameras in on an even bigger secret... he plans to propose once they touch down!

As they prepare to take the plunge from 14,000 feet, Andrew’s scheme backfires and he is thrown into an emotional free fall. With no easy option left he must make a final desperate act to prove his true commitment, or lose the love of his life forever.

PRODUCTION NOTES:

In keeping with the gritty Found Footage filming style, all of the aerial stunt-work was achieved practically. For lead actor Andrew Faulkner, it was a daunting prospect. Not only was he required to jump out of an airplane high above the clouds; he had to stage a struggle with the tandem master on the way down. After months of meticulous planning it all came down to 60 seconds of freefall... They were able to achieve the result in two takes.

All of the airplane interiors were shot with the plane stationary in the hanger. We whited out the windows and used a large piece of cardboard to blow wind onto the actors. 

AWARDS:

  • ‘Best Director’ Award at Swinburne’s Graduate Screening - 2010
  • ‘Director’s Heart Award’ at The Film Festival of Colorado - 2011
  • ‘Gold Remi’ at Houston International Film Festival - 2011

FESTIVALS:

  • Swinburne Graduate Screening - 2010
  • Melbourne Underground Film Festival - 2011
  • The Film Festival of Colorado - 2011
  • Houston WorldFest - 2011

CAST:

Andrew: ANDREW FAULKNER

Bec: REBECCA LAVINDI

Jumping Jack: SAS DI SCIASCIO

Slick: CLAYTON WERNER

Tony: JOHN-PAUL BEIROUTY

Stevo:  STEPHEN DWIGHT

Pilot: MARK CANNON

Opening VO: TIM GOVERS

CREW:

Written & Directed by: LACHLAN RYAN

Producers: ROSETTA CIDONI, LACHLAN RYAN,

Cinematographer: JARROD THEODORE

Editors: VIDAD NARAYAN, LACHLAN RYAN

Sound Designer: LACHLAN HARRIS

Music: KEPLER RYAN

Production Design: SUMMER DEROCHE

Visual Effects: LACHLAN RYAN

Hair & Makeup: ELOISE LOXTON, DANIELLA ALBA

Gaffa: BRADLEY ANDREW

Continuity: STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Runners: OKEITO SHORTTE, JONATHON SUMNER

Stills: HOLLIE FIFER

SPECIAL THANKS:

SKYDIVE NAGAMBI

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