Recently in a vlog, director Alejandro Jodorowsky speaks volumes about the slog that is independent filmmaking. “It requires an ARMY” he states. Just wrapping my senior edit of LINGO, a short comedy I directed this summer, I couldn’t agree more.
Twenty-two crew members worked on the film, most of them volunteers. Throughout production, we shared unique moments that reflect our passion and dedication toward making movies.
For instance, it was my first time working with family on the film. My father portrays a chef and was also (ironically) craft services. Grant, my brother crew-debuted as best boy.
One actor was recruited from my old high school, four hours before filming.
Root beer was passed off as coffee and joints were rolled with oregano. The list goes on and on, but instead of reading about it, SEE IT FOR YOURSELF in this interactive behind the scenes photo album.
By clicking on the INFO tab, you can read all sorts of witty anecdotes about production written by yours truly.
As for an update on the film itself, it’s currently being colored and scored, slated for a January release with a few other Mighteor projects. Keep your ears open and eyes peeled, it’s a spectacle not to be missed.
Chase Bortz is Film Director and Videographer for Mighteor in Denver, CO.