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5. THE CITY

THE CITY SYNOPSIS : The city is hungry. Detective James Arctor is approached by his former partner, Robert Larsen. Molly, Larsen's wife, has gone missing. Both men have a secret. Who will The City choose to devour, and who will it set free?

 

WHY THE CITY?: The reason I chose to showcase THE CITY has to do with the same reason I pursued the role of James Arctor in the first place. I love Noir. The voiceover, the fashion, the lighting, the set designs, the tone, even the music! No matter how far you stretch the interpretation, be it a neo-futuristic tale like Blade Runner, a dark murder mystery like Seven, or even a fantastical extension like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, "noir" rings true, and effectively so.

I thought it was a ambitious genre to tackle for the VCU Film Students. One that given their time restrictions to write, produce, film, edit, and present, I personally couldn't be more impressed and humbled to have been able to contribute to the collaborative process. 

 

 

I hope you like it,

Clayton

4. NIMROD

NIMROD Synopsis - Jason will do anything to get Leisa’s attention. But when he finally gets his chance it becomes apparent that even given how much he cares about her, he might just not know her as well as he thought. As a result they’re childhood friendship is shattered, forcing the two of them to discover for themselves if love can ever be trusted.

 

TAGLINE : You don't understand. I'd die for you.

 

WHY NIMROD?: Nimrod holds a special place in my heart. I was immediately taken by the script and felt drawn to play the lead role more than just about any other character I had auditioned for at that point in my acting pursuit. After my initial read for the Director, he took the time to explain that while he could see that I understood the role, the story, the tone, and themes, that was I was capable of a fine performance in said role, I simply was not what he was looking for. 

                           He then asked whether or not I'd be willing to read for one of the supporting roles. Something I had not even considered before. I agreed to read, I was already there after all, and after telling me it was down to myself and the actual person the supporting role was based on, I was eventually booked in the role of Mikey. During production, I would find myself rooming with the actual Mikey, who was there to help out on set, as well as the kid who booked the lead role I had so coveted upon first read.                       

                           Ultimately, it was a brilliant and humbling experience. I was still able to contribute to the telling of the story that resonated with me from page one, as well as learn a valuable lesson early on about how if the person casting, directing, producing has a vision that they aren't able or willing to compromise, then you may still miss out on the role, regardless to how capable you may be. 

                         I'm not saying rejection isn't still a bummer sometimes. Merely that I've learned to not take it so personally with the awareness as to how many other things are out of my control. Just so long as I do my best. 

                        I still go back to Nimrod every once in a while. I couldn't tell you what I would have done in the lead role now had I booked it. I won't claim that I could do or would have tried to do what Jonathan ended up doing in the role. I can say that it was indeed Chris' vision and as an audience, not even as an actor involved with making it, I still connect with the material and am thankful to have been a part of it. 

For more details about the film, shoot me a message or check out the IMDb page to learn about it's amazing cast and crew. *Linked below the video.

 

I hope you like it,

Clayton

SYNOPSIS - It's a pretty short short...so I think you'll be able to figure it out. But even if you don't, I hope you enjoy!

 

Nominated for Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Pro and Best of the Fest!

 

Winner for Best Editing and Best Writing! A short film conceived of, written, filmed, and edited in under 72 hours as part of the Annual Frederick, Maryland 72 hr Film Festival. 

 

Starring Clayton Stocker Myers, Blair Mackintosh, Michael Hotovy, DC Cathro, and Jaysen Kralovetz

6. EMILIE

BLOOD TRAIL SYNOPSIS : Sam, a lonely bounty hunter who tries to bring back two sinful brothers to a camp. The brothers provoke Sam to question her violent actions and confront her past. In the dichotomy of good and evil, it is initially obvious where the brothers and Sam stands but along the journey there is an unexpected shift

 

TAGLINE : Who is the killer now?

 

WHY BLOOD TRAIL?: The reason I chose to showcase BLOOD TRAIL in this playlist is because of it's unique opportunity to collaborate with several of the cast and crew from a prior production. This was especially fun given the contrasting tones between the two films. The first being a raunchy Summertime comedy, and this one being a dark dramatic piece.

 

The other main reason for my involvement was having been asked to take on the role of Henry by Irina Prokhorenko and to be given the opportunity to play opposite Alexandra Turshen again. Once more, in reference to the first film we worked on together having us in comedic supporting character roles, BLOOD TRAIL put her in a strong dramatic lead role, and I was excited to supporting her work.

 

I hope you like it,

Clayton

SYNOPSIS - It's a pretty short short...so I think you'll be able to figure it out. But even if you don't, I hope you enjoy!

 

Nominated for Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Pro and Best of the Fest!

 

Winner for Best Editing and Best Writing! A short film conceived of, written, filmed, and edited in under 72 hours as part of the Annual Frederick, Maryland 72 hr Film Festival. 

 

Starring Clayton Stocker Myers, Blair Mackintosh, Michael Hotovy, DC Cathro, and Jaysen Kralovetz

7. HONEYMOON

BLOOD TRAIL SYNOPSIS : Sam, a lonely bounty hunter who tries to bring back two sinful brothers to a camp. The brothers provoke Sam to question her violent actions and confront her past. In the dichotomy of good and evil, it is initially obvious where the brothers and Sam stands but along the journey there is an unexpected shift

 

TAGLINE : Who is the killer now?

 

WHY BLOOD TRAIL?: The reason I chose to showcase BLOOD TRAIL in this playlist is because of it's unique opportunity to collaborate with several of the cast and crew from a prior production. This was especially fun given the contrasting tones between the two films. The first being a raunchy Summertime comedy, and this one being a dark dramatic piece.

 

The other main reason for my involvement was having been asked to take on the role of Henry by Irina Prokhorenko and to be given the opportunity to play opposite Alexandra Turshen again. Once more, in reference to the first film we worked on together having us in comedic supporting character roles, BLOOD TRAIL put her in a strong dramatic lead role, and I was excited to supporting her work.

 

I hope you like it,

Clayton

SYNOPSIS - It's a pretty short short...so I think you'll be able to figure it out. But even if you don't, I hope you enjoy!

 

Nominated for Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Pro and Best of the Fest!

 

Winner for Best Editing and Best Writing! A short film conceived of, written, filmed, and edited in under 72 hours as part of the Annual Frederick, Maryland 72 hr Film Festival. 

 

Starring Clayton Stocker Myers, Blair Mackintosh, Michael Hotovy, DC Cathro, and Jaysen Kralovetz

8. THE JACKET

BLOOD TRAIL SYNOPSIS : Sam, a lonely bounty hunter who tries to bring back two sinful brothers to a camp. The brothers provoke Sam to question her violent actions and confront her past. In the dichotomy of good and evil, it is initially obvious where the brothers and Sam stands but along the journey there is an unexpected shift

 

TAGLINE : Who is the killer now?

 

WHY BLOOD TRAIL?: The reason I chose to showcase BLOOD TRAIL in this playlist is because of it's unique opportunity to collaborate with several of the cast and crew from a prior production. This was especially fun given the contrasting tones between the two films. The first being a raunchy Summertime comedy, and this one being a dark dramatic piece.

 

The other main reason for my involvement was having been asked to take on the role of Henry by Irina Prokhorenko and to be given the opportunity to play opposite Alexandra Turshen again. Once more, in reference to the first film we worked on together having us in comedic supporting character roles, BLOOD TRAIL put her in a strong dramatic lead role, and I was excited to supporting her work.

 

I hope you like it,

Clayton

SYNOPSIS - It's a pretty short short...so I think you'll be able to figure it out. But even if you don't, I hope you enjoy!

 

Nominated for Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Pro and Best of the Fest!

 

Winner for Best Editing and Best Writing! A short film conceived of, written, filmed, and edited in under 72 hours as part of the Annual Frederick, Maryland 72 hr Film Festival. 

 

Starring Clayton Stocker Myers, Blair Mackintosh, Michael Hotovy, DC Cathro, and Jaysen Kralovetz