A couple of years ago I was taking a film production class in which we were broken into groups and each person was assigned to write a script.Â We then voted upon the script which we wanted to film.Â My script was met with much enthusiasm and was voted as the script to be filmed.Â Now I have a theory that nearly every new filmmaker/film student will without fail do either a corny comedy, a Star Wars fan film, a pointlessly violent whatever, or a horror.Â And I must admit that I fell into that theory with creating Facing Fear, but I kind of think of it as more of a exploration into an idea.
When I was writing Facing Fear I came up with the concept of fear’s purpose.Â Then I wrote the script outline around that.Â I came up with one short scene in my mind with all of the shots, which brought on the concept of having Fear living in the forest.Â That specific scene I was very insistent about having in the film so I made sure it was there and you can see it in the film when Clark first gets out of the car and senses Fear.Â The rest came together into the script which was shot.
The final film didn’t get as much open enthusiasm as we had expected and after sitting back and watching it over and over again I see places where I would like to have done it differently to improve some of the poor dialog and editing to make the film more engaging.Â Overall I feel pretty proud with what we did with the limited resources we were provided with and with the knowledge I had at the time.Â I also have to brag that my film was the only film shown which caused my somewhat pompous professor to actually say “wow” to himself over some of the shots.
So here is Facing Fear!Â It is about 12 minutes long so don’t watch it until you can devote the time to it.
Also we probably would rate it at a mild PG-13 for blood and minor horror.