This short film is inspired by a true story about friendship, youth and the fragility of it all. I poured my heart, soul and some tears fueled by my memories into this film. I filmed and edited this project in under 15 days, for the #musicbedchallenge. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share this story cinematically on-screen.
BUT it would not be possible without my amazing team who demonstrated how much they love and support me and I cannot thank you enough for that. Thank you Kevin, Steve, Kellianne, Tyler, and my girls who brought it to life Jade and Mia!
Lately I have felt in a stuck and restrained place because of the countless production and post-production hurdles with my series, which has caused me to not create much new work. There’s stories I’ve been wanting to film for so long now but I’ve been making the excuse of time. When I saw the Musicbed Film Challenge, immediately I knew I needed to take on this challenge and the story I needed to tell. I wanted to create a film that heavily relies on telling the story through it’s imagery and cinematography.
Written, Directed, and Produced by
Jennifer Joy O'Grady
Director of Photography / Cinematographer Jennifer Joy O'Grady
1st Assistant Camera / 2nd Camera Operator Kevin Duplan
Location Manager Steve Alejos
Sound Mixer Tyler Jordan
Boom Operator Kellianne Jordan
Nikki -- Jade Lee Yee
Jessie -- Mia Bella Nepola
Zac -- Rolando Romero Jr.
Friend -- Jeremy Martinez
Doctor -- Steve Alejos
A LAMENT FOR PEACE
Track Available at musicbed.com