We're almost at the finish line. Our second short film 'LEAVE', inspired by the true story of co-director Corban Lundborg, is shaping up. After looking at everything we had from our days of principal photography we felt that we needed more scenes to successfully visually explore where our protagonist comes from and where he's headed. So, we decided to book one last day of shooting with our lead actor.
After 6 days of filming, we have completed production for the principal photography of our second short film. This one was such fun to shoot mainly because unlike our previous short, LEAVE is inspired by a true story. Other factors that made filming this exciting was that we had a bigger cast, more locations and learned a lot from our first narrative offering that we took into consideration when filming LEAVE. A month and a half has passed since we wrote the first line on the page and we're now moving into post-production. LEAVE is co-written and co-directed by Corban and Anele Lundborg.
A special thanks to our friends who helped, and made the process of this whole experience as smooth as possible. Community is so important.
Above are some BTS (behind thee scenes) photos of our production days.
Warriors Road is dedicated to teaching veterans basic horsemanship skills and about the equestrian world. I heard rumors about this program after my 2019 deployment and I knew I wanted to get involved. I reached out to the coordinator, Andre Andrews and after our first trail ride, I saw that his passion for this project was inspiring and I knew more veterans needed to know about Warriors Road.
The final cut for 'Longing For Eden' is done, and after going through the process of editing and figuring out the film's tone and what the team wanted it to represent stylistically, they then were able to put together the poster.
We've recently wrapped our first short film, "Longing for Eden", this marks CALM Collective's first narrative short. We started off our creative process by producing the documentary 'Gratitude' and have always known that we also wanted to tell our own stories by sharing our writing and other creative skills in filmmaking, and we made the next obvious move: pre- production of our first narrative.
At CALM Co we have been working on our first documentary series, 'Gratitude'. Simply put, this is a documentary that brings together art (in the form of paintings) and life, with the sole purpose of embodying the spirit of gratitude through the art of living a life.