SPOTLIGHT: Short film “At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac” short film by Paul Trillo
What Awaits at The End of The Peaceful Cul-de-Sac?
It’s just another quiet day in a peaceful neighborhood. People are coming back from work, children are coming back from school, and it almost looks like a typical, peace-filled afternoon. That is, until, a deeply conflicted man (Gabe Fazio) has a meltdown and chooses not to hide it from eager, curious eyes. He is trying to confront his wife (Donnetta Grays), who is hiding behind a sturdy door, and as the situation escalates, concerned neighbors (Jordan Reeves) gather. Over time, the crowd increases in size, to watch what follows, forming the best course of action to subdue and suppress the man. At its culmination, this film takes an interesting twist and brings a whole new perspective on the entire situation.
Paul Trillo, along with Nicole Cosgrove, Sarah Kolb, Tessa Travis and Brian Streem as the producers of this film, are responsible for creating a new genre within the existing and already expanding the category, which encourages filmmakers to shoot entire action scene and sequences in a single take. Thanks to his recognizable talent and ambition, Trillo and his team very successfully use a drone to unlock and achieve new heights, new points of view, angles and depths of perception, creating the unique feeling of the story ‘flowing’ along correctly. Achieving panoramic, extended views that flow to the spectator’s eyes wouldn’t be possible without Mike Ferguson as the Drone Pilot and Jeff Brink, who let his camera operating skills come to full view. The entire scene was shot in one take, during the golden hour. Timing the scene just right to get the most out of the beautiful sunset and illuminate the scene, enhancing its visuals was coordinated by Gregory Wilson, the team’s Director of Photography. The crisp vocals and the clear sounding voices in this film were the hard work of Michael Levesque Jr, Danny Irizarry, Nicole Pettigrew and Matthew Giordano from Plush NYC, along with Bobby Johanson and Mike Rivera from Harbor Sound.