I got a new field recorder recently and decided to make a song out of my backyard.
A few weeks back, we began filming a few select scenes for a short film called “Rain.” It’s a story I’ve been knocking around for five years but never had the resources/ability to make it on my own. Thankfully, I now know people with amazing skills to collaborate with on this project.
Jordan Long and Mark Jones built the sets in our small patio area. Lex Rudd built the puppets in the woods of northern California and overnighted them to us just in time. Amanda Maddock puppeteered all the characters in the freezing cold (with some assistance from Alex Griffin on one of the days) while sitting on the ground or while hidden underneath holes in the set. Everything turned out better than I could have imagined.