The time has come and I’m ready to make my next film! I’m writing and directing another short titled, “Deal Travis In.”
While in pre-production on my last short, “Vivienne Again,” I started thinking about telling more stories from this world where people resurrect from the dead. I was left curious about my own story, partly about the literal “what’s next” at the end of “Vivienne Again,” but over time my real question became how would resurrection affect other characters in this same world?
I decided to create three short films, all stand-alone and told in no chronological order, each offering a glimpse of the people learning to survive when death isn’t necessarily the final chapter.
“Deal Travis In” is the second of these three shorts and is the origin story of one of the guys in gray – the bloodhounds – like those we first met in “Vivienne Again.” Travis is a new character but through his story you’ll learn who these men are and how they became ensnared in this world.
If you’ve seen “Vivienne Again” (or when you get the chance to) you’ll see I open the film with an illustrated map of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, the neighborhood where I grew up and where we shot the film. The film’s title is plotted on the map as the location of where this story is set. “Deal Travis In” will also open with the neighborhood map, with its title plotted on it, and I’ll do the same for the third film. In setting these stories in my home neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, I hope to add some of my own lore to this Manhattan neighborhood with a shady name and a shadier past.
These three shorts will in essence be my film school and the first body of work I’m putting out to an audience. Please continue on this journey with me by letting me keep in touch and updating you on the progress and availability of this trilogy:
Thanks, and I’m looking forward to bringing you more stories from the supernatural!