I love working on period pieces, and this short film was no exception. It was lots of fun dressing the slick tabloid editor and washed up journalist with a troubled past. We created a contrast between the country and city by giving the urban characters a 1970s look and the rural characters more of a 50s vibe. The main challenge on this production was dressing a large number of background townspeople, without meeting them or knowing their sizes.
A Ryerson University thesis film.
Produced by Madison Cawker.
Directed by Miranda Morris.
Winner of the William F. White 2010 Film Grant.
Screened at the Ryerson University Film Festival 2011.
Synopsis: An award-winning journalist turned alcoholic is forced to take a job as a reporter for a tabloid. His first lead brings him to a small town, where he investigates an alleged UFO sighting, and tries to discern whether aliens actually landed, or the townspeople were all drunk on moonshine.