IT'S INSIDE - A SHORT NIGERIAN HORROR FILM
Early 2 years ago, I decided to shoot my first short movie. I wanted to experiment with telling horror stories. I did not have any experience shooting movies, or have an experienced crew. I came up with this idea and called Ayomide James to script it out. She sent the draft in a few days and I proceeded to tweak it a bit. I contacted Valerie Dish and sent her the script and she immediately agreed to the act in the lead role. Shoot day, I had very little to spend. I called Damilola Akanmbi and he hooked me up with a camera, 2 lenses, a Rode NTG2 boom mic, and one LED light without collecting any money from me. So with the most inexperienced crew (Inumimo Ayomide, Damilola Adekanmbi, Kaffo Abdulwarit, Ifeoluwa Ajayi, Lammy, Michael Obi and me- Jesubanjo Olaoluwa), we shot all this in one night! It is far from perfect but I decided to share so that I can keep this memory and always go back to it to see where I started from. Please do share and drop your comments. Drop a thumbs up if you like it, and subscribe cos I'll be dropping more awesome content!
Connor Radding Bland
'Charles dives into a germaphobic hysteria.' Featured on Directors Notes: https://directorsnotes.com/2019/04/10/connor-bland-flytrap/ Brief MAKING OF: https://vimeo.com/286980945 /// - AWARDS - FIRST PLACE JURY WINNER - Audience Awards: Animation Shorts Film Festival FINALIST - Anatomy: Crime - Horror Intl. Film Festival BEST FILM - Bleedingham Horror Film Festival HIGHLY COMMENDED - Canberra Short Film Festival BEST TRADITIONAL ANIMATION - Hollywood Horrorfest BEST ANIMATED FILM - Oregon Scream Week JURY AWARD OF RECOGNITION - Transilvania Shorts Intl. Short Film Festival BEST OF SHOW - UCLA Animation Showcase 2018 /// - NOTABLE SELECTIONS - Kuandu Intl. Animation Festival / Manchester Animation Festival / Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo / Thessaloniki Animation Festival / Abertoir – The International Horror Festival of Wales / Animation Dingle / Cinequest Film Festival / Columbus Intl. Film Festival - SEMI FINALIST / Detroit Intl. Festival of Animation / HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival / IMAGINE - Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival / Montreal Intl. Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE / Oxford Film Festival / SF Indie Fest / Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival / Sioux City Intl. Film Festival / SoDak Motion Festival /// Written, Directed, and Animated by Connor Bland 'Charles' voiced by Weston Lord Composed by Kate Bacich Sound Design by Connor Bland Produced at UCLA Animation Workshop Tools Used: TVPaint, Adobe Premiere Pro