I edited a new trailer for my 2002 first feature film Soak. My friend Tom had never performed in a film before but he wanted to help me. I always prefer to work with non-professionals actors, or people that have never acted before. It helps that my film crew is so tiny—in this film it was mostly me and the camera and the performer— that it allows for a certain tone to blossom. No deadline, no money, no worry. We were free.
It had only one public screening as a world premiere at the 2002 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Film critic Ray Pride wrote this about the film:
“Formally, an intriguing depiction of video as forward motion, or as technology of road movies and dreams.” (Newcity, August 22, 2002)
Check it out and watch the whole film, it’s only 60 minutes.