“Holiday” – Written/Directed/Edited by Adrian Santiago, Shot by Brandon Torres. Project Black Studios’ very first project!
Starring Adam Kitchen, Brady Ruliffson, David “Doc” Skinner and Jonathan Ybarra.
Technical Specs: Single camera shoot (Canon XL-2 Camcorder.) Filmed on location over one weekend in Terrell, TX.
Approximate Runtime: 15 Minutes
A “short film” version of Adrian Santiago’s feature-length screenplay for “Holiday” shot in 2006. Four men are on a Special Ops training mission, when physical and mental fatigue takes its toll on the leader of the group. Sensibility gets thrown right out the window in a hurry as the situation escalates.
On the last day of shooting, the Director of Photography placed his camera in harm’s way during the fight scene and ended up snapping the viewfinder off of his on-loan Canon XL-2, effectively ending shooting for the weekend. The Director of Photography had also offered to edit the short, but due to ongoing personal issues Adrian Santiago made the decision to push on without him, shooting black and white footage to compensate for lack of ending and editing the video over the course of a week.