Back in 2012 I DP'd a full feature film, the comedy 'Wendell and the Lemon'.
After two long years the film was complete and was submitted to a bunch of film festivals.
Lawrence Krauser who wrote and directed it called me a few days ago with some great news.
The film is nominated for Best Narrative Feature at this year's Slamdance Film Festival!
This is really fantastic news for all the cast, and I'm particularly excited to be part of this as a Director of Photography on my first feature film.
Check out the trailer below!
If you want to see some BTS images about filming 'Wendell and the Lemon', here is my blog post from back in March 2012.
This is from variety.com:
The Slamdance Film Festival, launched as an alternative to Sundance, has unveiled its narrative and documentary competition lineups for the 2015 fest on Jan. 23-29.
The fest — which has included showings of such notable titles as Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity” — will celebrate its 21st anniversary. The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, will include 13 world premieres, two North American premieres and three U.S. premieres.
Notable titles include Brander Kramer’s “Ratter,” starring Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry, Rebecca Naomi Jones, John Anderson and Kaili Vernoff in the story of a young woman watched by a stalker who has hacked into all of her personal technology; and “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang,” directed by Colin Offland in an intimate behind the scenes look at Dennis Rodman’s unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the staging of the most controversial game of basketball the world has never seen.
Besides Peli, the best-known Slamdance alumni include Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Lena Dunham, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon and Lynn Shelton. Significant titles that debuted at Slamdance include “Mad Hot Ballroom” and Gordon’s “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”
The Slamdance feature competition is limited to films made with budgets under $1 million and made by first-time directors.
“Our success in showcasing emerging artists is most obviously linked with American talent, but increasingly at Slamdance, we want to also support new international talent,” said Co-founder and President, Peter Baxter.
Fernando Frias De La Parra’s romance “Rezeta” won the narrative feature award at Slamdance in January and Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau’s “Elliot” won the documentary prize.
Nominated for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Wendell and the Lemon – Director & Screenwriter: Lawrence Krauser
A young man finds a lemon on the sidewalk, takes it home, and becomes inordinately fond of it. Complications ensue.
Cast: Todd d’Amour, Rebecca Hart, Jay Smith, Lia Aprile, Danton Stone