I’m producing a short film that’s shooting this December in Massachusetts called Doodle, which is about the yearnings of a young artist to express herself despite her mother’s strict emphasis on academics.
I became interested in the project because of the fact that Anne, our protagonist, doesn’t speak throughout the film but rather chooses to express herself through her doodles, which I thought was a fun way to explore communication, a theme I’ve come to love in the art I work on. I also just wanted to help make someone’s dreams come true – Charles Frank, the director of Doodle, is one of the most passionate, courageous people I know, and he’s still a Junior in High School. I had a dream at his age to direct a short film I wrote called Brighteyes that ended up falling apart due to lack of support. I also just didn’t have my shit together nearly as much as he does. Charles reminds me everyday of why I love to make movies, and that’s why I want to help him make his. The crew for Doodle actually happens to be kind of a who’s-who of the April Grace crew. It is being directed by Charles Frank (Behind-the-Scenes on AG), based on a story by Zach Kornfeld (Script Supervisor), written by George Murray (Writer), shot by Shane Seibel (Cinematographer), and produced by Andrew Hutcheson (Producer/Director). We also have 1st Assistant Director David Kramer (Producer/ 1st AD on AG), Assistant Producer Christian McDonald (Key PA), Best Boy Grip David Brickel (BBG), and 1st Assistant Cameraman Kevin Bueschen (Stills Photo/BBE). This will be the first Zandrak short film to be shot on our new RED ONE-MX, Bruce, who was used this summer for April Grace, too. So when you have a minute go onto our Rockethub fundraising site and check out the promotional video we shot – we hope you enjoy it and look forward to keeping you all updated on now TWO outstanding projects coming from Zandrak Productions. You can check out Doodle here: http://rockethub.com/projects/3872-doodle