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'Antique Admirer' - A Short Film
When a lonely failed father finds the perfect antique for his daughter’s birthday, he must bargain with the nostalgic widow who already bought it, and in the process, learn to love again. Credits - Written, Directed, & Edited by: Brandon Hill Starring: Chris Scarborough as Don Dianne Manaster as Caroline Director of Photography: David Murillo Galiano Assistant Director: Max DeFalco Production Sound: Sam Stewart Special Thanks: Second Hand Treasures City of Dana Point Class of FP-280-01 Created for Intermediate Production class at Chapman University. The prompt for the film was to be 3 pages long, have 2 characters, and take place at 1 location.
'ON ANOTHER NOTE' - A Short Film | Award Winning
After quitting his dead-end job, 24-year-old Nathan is driving back to his hometown to work for his parents. Those plans change when his car suddenly breaks down in smoke. A man pulls over to help, but it's none other than Nathan's dreaded high school music teacher, Mr. Richmond. With no other options, Nathan must heal old wounds in order to get back on the road. *Won Best Male Student Director in the Hollywood Shorts Fest* *Won Best Student Film in the Top Shorts Film Festival* *Won Best Acting Duo Silver Award in the Independent Shorts Awards* *Nominated for Best Indie Short in the Independent Shorts Awards* *Official Selection in the Indie Clips Short Film Festival* Credits - Starring Levi Bernhardt as Nathan Starring Dan Pousson as Mr. Richmond Written, Directed, & Edited by Brandon Hill Original Music by Jonathan Yang Co-Composer & Clarinetist - Shelly Lee Director of Photography - Zayd Ezzeldine 1st AD - Karim Alkhouli Script Supervisor - Jose Verdejo A-Cam 1st AC - Mandie Zamora B-Cam Operator - Maverick Farrah B-Cam 1st AC - Conrad Holzman 2nd AC - Charli Masson Gaffer - Trevor Dunnigan Key Grip - Matthew Pang Best Boy Grip - David Chung Production Sound Mixer - Luke D'Agnese Production Sound Mixer - Trevor Roach Colorist - Max Rogoff Special Thanks: John Vasey Max DeFalco Arne Christiansen Kaitlin Hollingsworth Brian Hill O'Neill Regional Park Dana Point Music Shop Nils Taylor Tom Ptasinski
K.I.T. | Award-Winning Animated Short Film | Unreal Engine 4
A medical robot named K.I.T. roams the ruins of an Earth once inhabited by humanity as he recalls the memories of mankind. As he enters a familiar neighborhood, he remembers his creator. Film Scorer Website: www.jonathanyangmusic.com Director Website: www.bdhfilms.com *Won the Platinum Award for Best Young Filmmaker in the Independent Shorts Awards* *Won the Silver Award for Best Animated Short Film in the Independent Shorts Awards* *Won Best Animated Film in the Reale Film Festival* *Won Best 3D Animated Film in the Skeleton Keyframe Awards* *Won Best Picture in the Skeleton Keyframe Awards* This short film was made in the span of just under a month and rendered entirely in Unreal Engine 4. This was my first time using Unreal Engine to make a project and I am shocked by the program's versatility and ability to bring stories to life. ArtStation Breakdown: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/R305Py CREDITS - Written, Directed, Animated, and Edited By BRANDON HILL Original Music By JONATHAN YANG 3D Assets provided by Quixel Megascans, EpicGames Marketplace, Renderpeople, 3DPeople, and Eisko. "Animatable Digital Double of Louise by Eisko© ( www.eisko.com )."
SGT. PUSHUP | Helping Children One Pushup at a Time (Award-Winning Humanitarian Documentary Short)
Patrick Parker, a decorated war veteran who loves his country, created the character of 'Sgt. Pushup' to feed children by partnering with food banks across America. Through his pushups, Sgt. Pushup has raised over 400,000 meals for children so far. In his goal to raise 1,000,000 meals for children, Sgt. Pushup continues his campaign on the road one meal, one heartbeat, and one pushup at a time. HELP SUPPORT SGT. PUSHUP: Website: www.sgtpushup.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/sgtpushup Facebook: www.facebook.com/sgtpushup Twitter: www.twitter.com/sgtpushup1 AWARDS - *Winner* Best Humanitarian Documentary in the Independent Shorts Awards Bristol (https://www.ifawards.org/copy-of-2021-winners) *Winner* Best Documentary Short in the Global Independent Short Awards Nominated for The Humanitarian Award in the Life Art Festival (https://www.lifeartfestival.com/2021selection) Official Selection in the Gila Valley Film Festival *Winner* 1st Place Humanitarian Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival (https://myhero.com/sgt-pushup-is-an-official-selection-for-my-heros-18th-international-film-festival) CREDITS - Directed by Brandon Hill & Maverick Farrah Cinematography by Brandon Hill & Maverick Farrah Production Sound Mixer - Trevor Roach Edited by Brandon Hill Special Thanks To: Patrick Parker Donald Mosley Brian Hill Glen Curado World Harvest Food Bank
THE WAGES OF SIN - Short Film (Chapman FTV 130)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6.23 After the death of his caretaker uncle, the quiet Adrian must pay for the funeral service on his own, forcing him to go back to making money the only way he knows how in an attempt to save his uncle’s soul. *Won Best Student Crime Short in the Indie Short Fest* *Won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Young Filmmaker in the Indie Short Fest* *Official Selection & Semi-Finalist in the New York Cinematography Awards* *Nominated for Best Writing in The Dance of Cinema Film Festival* Exercise #4 assignment for FTV 130 "Intro to Visual Storytelling". The prompt was to produce a short film incorporating all visual storytelling concepts with a three-act structure. Credits - Written, Directed, & Edited by BRANDON HILL LOUIE KING as Adrian SEAN SEDEY as Wesley AVIS MURPHY as Funeral Director ARNE CHRISTIANSEN as Thug 1 LIAM SHORE as Thug 2 Director of Photography ZAYD EZZELDINE 1st Assistant Camera CASSIE CHANG 2nd Assistant Camera SAMUEL LYNCH 1st Assistant Director MARLEY RANKIN Gaffer JOHNNY BERNARDIN Boom Operator LUKE D’AGNESE Production Sound Mixer TREVOR ROACH Makeup & Stunts JULIA CORNELL Catering & Location Manager BRIAN HILL Special Thanks To TOM PTASINSKI
'MY SOLILOQUY' A Short Film
When a brilliant pianist goes deaf, she must deal with the ramifications of her actions and find the beauty in her passion. 'My Soliloquy' Song by Jonathan Yang Created for FP-237 Cinematography I Credits - Written, Directed, and Filmed by Brandon Hill Starring Julia Cornell Original Music Written and Performed by Jonathan Yang Assistant Camera Matthew Fyhrie Boom Operator Jill Degidio Special Thanks To Bruce Finn
THE RIGHT TRACK - Short Film (Chapman FTV 130)
In order to live up to the legacy of his track star brother, the insecure Jason does everything to make his high school team, but pushes away his best friend and must realize what’s important to get on the right track. Exercise #3 assignment for FTV 130 "Intro to Visual Storytelling". The prompt was to produce a four-minute short film with an active character pursuing something they need or want. Show comprehension of visual storytelling concepts. Credits - Written, Directed, and Edited by BRANDON HILL Starring MATT WISDOM as Jason LUKE D’AGNESE as Nate Director of Photography ZAYD EZZELDINE Production Sound Mixer WILSON JONES 1st Assistant Director MARLEY RANKIN
'Dedication' | (ACCEPTED) 2020 Chapman, USC, LMU Application Film
When a young aspiring ballet dancer is granted the opportunity of a lifetime, she must choose between caring for her sick mother or taking the first step in her career. Chapman - Accepted USC - Accepted LMU - Accepted Emerson - Accepted UT Austin - Accepted ArtCenter - Accepted *Won Best Young Filmmaker in the Independent Short Awards* *Official Selection & Semi-Finalist in the New York Cinematography Awards* *Won the Grand Jury Award in the Cine X Independent Film Festival* Credits - Written, Filmed, Directed, & Edited By BRANDON HILL Starring CHRISTY HUEBNER AVIS MURPHY Assistant Camera MAVERICK FARRAH Sound Recordist TREVOR ROACH
GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE (Award-Winning Student Short Film)
Inspired by the song of the same name, a drifter comes across a man who is bleeding out on the side of a railroad track. The man begs him to give his love to his wife, Rose, and to the son he's never met. *Official Selection and Semi-Finalist in the Los Angeles Film Awards. Received the BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER award in the Los Angeles Film Award. Official Selection in the Silicon Beach Film Festival.* Credits - Written & Directed By BRANDON HILL STARRING DANIEL ADOMIAN as The Drifter ANDY KALLOK as The Man VIRGINIE CLAUDE as Rose BRYCE PATTERSON as The Son Produced By BRIAN HILL Camera Operator & Gaffer MATTHEW FYHRIE Editing & Cinematography By BRANDON HILL Boom Operator RJ MAIER Production Sound Mixer TREVOR ROACH Original Music By DANIEL MCLAUGHLIN Filmed on the Canon C200 Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC Sound Mixed in Adobe Audition CC Visual Effects made in After Effects CC Special Thanks To: Orange Empire Railway Museum The City of Perris In loving memory of Johnny Cash.
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