Blooper Reel

Through government-secured footage, we chronicle the spread of a mysterious, hilarious illness amongst the cast and crew of a student film.

Director Biography - Mitch F. Anderson Mitch F. Anderson is a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, holding a BA in Film/Video Production. He was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on October 20th, 1994, then grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula before attending college in Grand Rapids, MI. His passions include writing, film, comedy, and music. He has diverse work experience in both creative and labor-based jobs, and is a focused worker, a quick learner, and able to both work in a team and act as a leader. He eventually plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screenwriter and filmmaker.


Director Statement BLOOPER REEL is my final project as an undergraduate film school student, and my attempt to address the toxic mindset that seems to form in this period of creative work amongst film students, and metastasis within the professional filmmaking environment. Mixing comedy and horror, I hope to address the toxicity of the "art above all else" mindset amongst filmmakers that spreads throughout a set and at best leads to on-set stress and resentment, and at worst leads to fatal accidents like the infamous TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE helicopter crash, and the 2014 death of Sarah Jones. While the subject matter may be specific, it is my hope that all viewers, regardless of familiarity with the filmmaking process, can respond to this concept, find something to laugh at (and/or squirm at) in our film, and think about what it means afterwards.


Credits

  • Mitch F. Anderson Director

  • Mitch F. Anderson Writer

  • Kyle Flannery Producer

  • Lindsey Normington Key Cast

  • Evan Eisher Key Cast

  • Nick Kogowski Key Cast

  • Marion Jamet Key Cast

  • Kevin Brennan Key Cast

  • Bree Gerard Key Cast

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short, Student

  • Genres: comedy, horror

  • Runtime: 8 minutes 32 seconds

  • Completion Date: April 24, 2017

  • Production Budget: 200 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: 16mm, digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: Yes

Screenings/Awards


Grand Valley State University Winter 2017 Film/Video Showcase

Grand Rapids United States April 26, 2017 North American Premiere



















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