Since I've been slacking pretty hard on my site, I feel like I should go ahead and do some updating to let everyone know what I've been up to.
Here's the three things I've got going on right now that are pretty important moments in my life.
August (Short Film)
Written and Directed by Ian Roche (ME duh.)
Cinematography and Co-Written by Luke Hanlein
August is the tale of a woman's exploration through death and what lies after. Set in civil-war era Appalachia, it depicts a young woman living in her own personal purgatory and her struggle to find her path to freedom.
We shot this movie on location in Southern West Virginia and Eastern Maryland.
Luke is a childhood friend of mine and this is our first production together. It's pretty insane and I can't wait until I can show it to the world. Being my first movie, it's been a pretty long and arduous process to get this thing done. There have been a TON of learning experiences and challenges along the way. To be honest, I don't even know where to start, so I'm not going to go into it at this point.
Estimated Completion: Spring 2014
Here's a production still from our shoot.
Production Photo by Vincent Ricardel
Tracer (Short Film)
Tracer is a short film, co-created by myself and Luke Hanlein.
Tracer is set in the deserted and derelict remains of the once glamorous Salton Sea in Southern California. It tells the story of a confused relationship between two young women, filled with the wild ups and downs of two forbidden lovers on the run.
Currently Tracer is being submitted to various international film festivals but will have an internet release in the near future!
#ArtYardsDC Murals Documentary
The #ArtYardsDC Murals Project is a large scale mural exhibition helmed by Kelly Towles, a DC based street artist. With assistance from Morgan West of Panda Head, they have organized international artists (Jasper Wong and DabsMyla) to come and collaborate on an ex-CIA building to bring DC the largest street art exhibition to date. At 6 stories, these murals are the largest that any of these artists have ever worked on and the largest that the city has ever seen. I am in the process of documenting this project.
Estimated Completion: Early 2014