Living his whole life in the woods, teenage Cory believes the world beyond to be a hostile, unlivable wasteland. But as his distraught father unravels, Cory begins to suspect that the pair may not be as alone as he was told…
Key People (cast, crew, etc.):
Kyle J. O’Gorman (Cory)
Jonathan Brooks (Peter)
JP Wohl (Hazmat)
Parker Neff (Director)
Drew Sykes (Director)
Nevil Jackson (DP)
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
We wanted to find a cool, LA local film festival and FirstGlance had an impressive and fresh track record. We submitted and hoped and luckily were rewarded with an acceptance!
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Quite a few people, actually. Our Directors and a few Producers will be in attendance, as well as some friends and family of the cast and crew.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
We aimed high with “Bounder”, carefully crafting a mysterious high-concept-told-low narrative and enlisting number of talented artists to bring the world to life through a hefty amount of design work and world building. And all for a brisk 13 minutes. It’s a world, and we want our audience to fall into it.
What should viewers expect from your film?
They should expect familiar family tension and childlike wonder balanced against a unique sci-fi universe that hopefully sets up much more to come.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
Probably the most unusual was the bees. We filmed in the canyons of LA during the summer and there was an unexpected mass swarm of bees at our location every day, threatening our meal time. The eighty-plus WW2 Vet owner of the property tried to help out and was rewarded with a few stings to the head. It was one of those challenges that we simply couldn’t predict and had to fight through it – our main actor, Kyle, who plays the boy in the film, was at one point balancing on a tree and needed to climb up a few feet while bees swarmed around him. Thankfully Kyle is fearless, so on screen you’d never know what was really going on when the scene plays.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
We’re really looking forward to watching the film with an audience and seeing their reaction. We know what we tried to accomplish with the short and we’re excited to finally get it out there.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
“First Glance at FirstGlance” is a feature we will be running up to the FirstGlance Film Festival April 15-17 in Los Angeles. We will be giving you the info you need to know to about the great films you’ll be able to see, while also getting you excited and ready for the fest! If you’d like more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.
All information, trailers, and photos seen here have been provided by the filmmakers whose films have been accepted to the festival.