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Heather Snowden

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for pointing us in the direction of Gearmark.TV’s Harbinger, a short film inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft. Told from a first person perspective, the nine minute short takes a unique and refreshing approach to story telling. The result? You, the viewer, become totally immersed in the experience. And it's awesome.

Director Alexander Crews recalls,

"I've always wanted to make a Lovecraft style film, and after I had an opportunity to test out a local company's custom camera face rig, I finally went for it.
Basically, an unfortunate man is lead via his nightmares to a rundown house in Louisiana, convinced that he can do something to stop his visions from becoming real."

"Telling a story from first person was extremely challenging. We had to throw out most rules on cinematography (no more close-ups and wide shots) and rely entirely on blocking to achieve the same effect.

Not being able to shoot inserts and detail shots forced us to rely almost entirely on sound to build the environment."

"Overall I don't feel that it's a perfect film, but it was a lot of fun learning how to tell a story in a different way. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, despite my inexperience."

Well, perfect it may not be, but we're still impressed. Check out Harbinger for yourself:

Source: Bloody Disgusting


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