The Candidate Short Film

I’ve watched this short film THE CANDIDATE probably 5-7 times over the course of the last few years and each time, my response is the same. It’s brilliant across the board. From the eerie tone, pulsing music, pacing, and the shot of him screaming in the bathroom is wonderful. It’s 20 minutes and it’s worth every second. I’ve marketed this short film to numerous filmmaker friends and I won’t stop now.

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Directed by David Karlak
Written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton
Director of photography Brandon Cox
Score by Zack Hemsey
Produced by Marcus Dunstan, William Morse, and Ryan Harvie

CAST
Tom Gulager
Robert Picardo
Meghan Markle
P.J. Byrne
Thomas Duffy
Vyto Ruginis

Cinematography Tips from Bradford Young

I’ve been a big fan of Bradford Young for a while now. His work on films like ‘Selma’, ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ and ‘A Most Violent Year’ are all standouts and absolutely gorgeous.

Then there is my personal favorite, ‘Arrival’. That film blew me away on every level, especially Young’s visuals…

So, you can imagine my excitement when I found these short interviews with Bradford from CookOpticsTV. In them, Bradford gives tips on using practicals, negative fill, and bounce. He also briefly goes into staying flexible while working on a production that has huge changes, like replacing directors in Solo.

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