No Service 1986*

No Service 1986

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My first short film exploring memories from nostalgic summers. 

Growing up in the 1980s, I knew three kinds of films: action, sci-fi and romantic comedies. The most iconic rom-coms of that decade dealt with the lives of young people, and though teenagers were older than I was at the time, it really shaped what I thought being a teenager was going to be like when I got there. Of course, it wouldn’t be a movie if the boy called the girl right away or never missed the date. 

In the 80s though, the most explosive form of medium wasn’t films though, it was the music video. MTV was a monolithic statue in our society, and the intersection of so many possible things. So, for my first short film in this series, I shot this sequence with Bella Banos and Edeline Lee with the intention of making it a retro music video.

This was filmed on a single Sony A7Rii camera with the 35mm/f1.4 Zeiss lens. It’s pretty crazy what you can accomplish with three people and two hours.