Tuesday, November 5, 2013


It's been a long time, but we're back. We haven't made any other films while we've been incommunicado, because nothing seemed to be the right subject at the right time. Until now.

Caleb and Lisa participate in speech and debate through NCFCA, which we highly recommend for myriad reasons. This is the inaugural year of NCFCA's film contest, so that means it's time to make a film, right? Well, yes and no.

Caleb and Lisa have wanted their next film to be a narrative, and Caleb, the writer and story idea man, has been working hard through the summer writing several short stories. We've discussed many of them as possible films, but for many reasons, those other films haven't worked yet. We couldn't get enough people for the crew; the people we wanted for the main actors were unable to participate at that time; the film required locations that would be difficult to obtain, and so on.  Were we really supposed to make this film? There seemed to be so much providential hindrance. With Grafted, though there were issues (Anyone remember our move and the wildfires?), we were already neck deep in making the movie, so they seemed more distractions, rather than hindrances. But this time, there really seemed to be a big "NO!" to all the other ideas. And then there was Still.

The theme for the film contest entries is determination. Still is a short (8 min.) film about life, love, and loss. We were blessed to have Zachary Horner compose and arrange the original score. We hope you enjoy Still.


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