The Tragedy at Emmitt Whistle’s

Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.

Synopsis: 1960s rural Ohio. Emmitt’s world revolves around Emily, a wife half his age, his young son, Jasper, and a broken down house that mirrors his path in life. His potential and best years have slipped through his fingers. When betrayal rears its head, Emmitt must choose between preserving his sanity and giving in to his primal impulses.

The Tragedy at Emmitt Whistle's - Poster 1 The Tragedy at Emmitt Whistle’s is a short dramatic narrative thriller being produced in the Collaborative Projects course I teach at CCAD, Columbus College of Art and Design. The script was written in 2009 by Shawn Cottrill, a former screenwriting student of mine from my time at The Ohio State University. The film was shot with Panavision lenses, using the RED Epic, RED Scarlet, and Panavision Genesis cameras. The J.L. Fisher Model 11 dolly system was also used. The film was shot on location in Marysville, Ohio in November, 2014.

The film will be completed and will screen in spring of 2015.
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Writer: Shawn Cottrill
Director: Drew Theiss
Producer: Phil Garrett
Student Producer: Naomi Rossman
Executive Producer: Ron Saks
Cinematographer: Hunter Preston
Production Designer: Alexis Schuknecht
Composer: Larry Groupé
Art Directors: Heather Taylor, Ania Urbanski
Camera Department: Jake Bova, Yazmin Ruiz, Katie Summers
Sound Design: Robin Gulcher
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Motion Picture Industry Partners:
RED Digital Cinema
J.L. Fisher
AFI: American Film Institute
Sevdije Kastrati
Larry Groupé
Central Grip & Lighting and Jared Greene
Magnetic Studios and Robin Gulcher