SHORT FILM: ‘Jane LA’ (Video + HQ Screencaps)

Anna Wood in Reckless Blind Sides episode: HQ still

We added 95 HQ screencaps from the short film ‘Jane LA’ to the gallery that Anna was in. More information about the short can be found here.

I borrowed a friend’s camera to make it; it’s shot entirely by me. It was an idea I’d had for a long time; I only really got motivated because I thought Zena [Grey] would do a good job, and that brought out the director in me. Almost every line of dialogue you here is improvised; there was absolutely no script. I just knew the scenes we needed. I would, before hitting record, throw the actors (random friends of mine) the idea they needed to convey. Occasionally I got more specific, but mostly it was “Prompt, shoot, notes, prompt again, shoot again, notes again” until I got what I needed. The end result got put in limbo as my life grew steadily more busy, but I’m happy to finally release this cut. It’s not the “SUPAR HIGH PRODUCTION VALUE SPECIAL EFFECTS WOW” type of short most directors release these days. It certainly isn’t “viral.” But I’m very proud of it as an experiment in shooting from the hip to tell a story, which is exactly what it was meant to be.

The film also stars Hadrian Belove (of the Cinefamily theater), Russell Henson and Maggie Levin, Anna DeHaan (Chronicle). The film was edited by Kim Kruse and Andy Holton.