Truncate - Short Film

This is a narrative short film I worked on as a course project with a small group of five over five weeks. I directed, edited, and co-wrote the film, I also filmed most of the interior scenes. It was very well received with 8 nominations among the 30~ films that semester, and we won Best Film and Best Editing.


This project really took off based on my idea that filming in an enclosed space with very little/no light would be challenging and fun. The film Buried (2010) was a core inspiration for knowing what was possible with this type of film. If Hollywood could follow one character in a coffin for 90 minutes, we could do at least 5 minutes.


Two years after it's initial release, I entered Truncate into the IATSU Film Fest, where it won Best Cinematography out of the 26 films submitted.