Description: A short action scene originally made for the Sprint Epic Movie commercial contest 2010 (and rejected for unspecified reasons). This over-the-top kill is a walk in the park for this unquestionably precise, clever and creative mafia hitman known only as Rend. After cleaning his Colt .45 1911 he delivers death, not from above, but from the depths below.
Gear: Canon 5D2, SV Tungsten light, small 3200k ikea lamps for highlights. LED flashlights for lense flaresand accents. Sound recorded with a Sennheiser me66 shotgun mic and Zoom H4n combo. Lens was an Iscorama 36 anamorphic + a cheap Digital Concepts diopter 4-piece set from ebay.
Shooting format: Super 16mm Kodak Vision 2, Arri SR3
Script was chosen as a finalist for the 2006 Dodge College Location Filmmaking competition. It was nominated in 2006 for a Chappy Award for Best Cinematography. Film played at the Sacramento International Film Festival in 2008. Film currently has nearly 700,000 hits on youtube fueled by a viral campaign which currently has over 4 million hits on youtube. At its current rate, The Milkman will be one of the most seen short films on the internet within the next 2 years.
The Milkman is a film based on real events that happened in the 1950’s.
A retired hitman named Homer–now selling milk–finds himself in financial trouble. In order to save his family, he joins forces with Johnny, a local Irish gangster, and returns to the dark life of an assassin. When his family is jeopordized by the powerful Mr. Chow, he must make a choice between saving his life and that of his family.
Currently the film is featured on youtube on the original District 9 short film directed by Neill Blomkamp