It has been way too long since Josh and I stepped out of our writing cave and actually directed a short. In February we decided to get back in the saddle. We wrote a tight little script and in March, we shot for a day with some friends/actors/crew. Today we give you the fruit of that effort.
We are very proud to present the latest Daws Brothers film, Like a Child.
This film is proof that no filmmaker is limited. This short had an entire budget of $36 — and that all went to Subway. We borrowed all the equipment. And one of our actors is a member of SAG. Their New Media classification is a god-send to us digital filmmakers who love working with good actors but are still trying to create on a dime.
The point is: all you need is a good idea. Heck, shoot your film on an iPhone for all I care. But make sure the story’s good.
Our friend Justin Copeland did the storyboards. I’ve uploaded a few boards for you to see his amazing work.
You can view more of Justin’s work here.
We’re grateful to all who worked on the short including Hayden and Morgan Livesay and Stephen Van Dorn for their work acting in the film.
The Livesay Brothers (Nolan and Jason) composed the music. You can check out their work at Livesaymusic.com.
We shot on the Canon 60D with all natural light. Jared Isham was our DP. Check out his stuff here.
If you liked the film, we’d appreciate it if you would Tweet and Facebook about the film (and any other form of social media.)
And here are some behind-the-scenes photos: