'Looking Back' Wins Best Drama at World's Largest Short Film Competition.

I’ve always wanted to enter the My Rode Reel Competition since it began in 2014, but always found an excuse not to. This year I decided it was time to stop making excuses and make a short film that would be the best in the entire competition. Although we didn’t win the Judges Award I truly feel like we made the best film out of 1680 entires into the competition and walked away with a win for Best Drama and was nominated for Judges Award, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.

I can’t believe what my team was able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. We filmed for two days in Blanchester, OH on August 10-11 and had the film completed and turned into the competition by August 28th! Check out this behind the scenes video if you want to know what it was like on set!

Written and Directed by Zach Daulton
Director of Photography - Alex Elkins
Producer - Ryan Hartsock
Producer - Chase Crawford
Executive Producer - David Perry
Original Score - Roland Bingaman
Sound Design - Zach Daulton, Brandon Weaver
Editing - Zach Daulton
Featuring - Lily Atzinger, John Riley, Brittany Picard, Liam Vanderwoude, Cambrie Crawford, Caleb Picard
1st AC - Freddie Murphy
2nd AC - Sam Reidy
Gaffer - Brian Whitlock
Key Grip - Jake Kneuven
Grip - Jacob Warling
Sound Mixer - Troy Howard, Joe Dunlap
PA - Patrick Taft, Grant Stoop
BTS - Levi Kelly
Production Manager - James Pizarro
Grip/swing - Christian Pizarro

Special Thanks
FiveStone Studios
Red Bicycle Media
Donna Slone & Mark Gumbert
The Camera Dept.

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