I always love working with Ringling College, one of the top film schools in the country. They do a plethora of student projects throughout the year, and although it's a "student film," it feels like the utmost professional set. It's given me great experience working on set as an actor, and I'm learning a lot about the process of film.
Over Valentine's Day weekend, I shot a film that could not have been more apropos for the "weekend of love." I played a surgeon who literally attempted to steal someone's heart... the blood-pumping kind, not the metaphorical kind.
We shot the short film (roughly 5 minutes) in the Ringling Film House, a few blocks from campus. It's a blank slate house with multiple bedrooms, living spaces, bathrooms, and kitchens that can be transformed into anything their minds can think of! We did all the shooting in two rooms (but primarily one) that had been done up as a creepy abandoned warehouse complete with syringes, IV bags, ropes and restraints, and old newspapers blocking out the light. It was very cool.
The film was written & directed by Stefan Gerhausser, produced by Joey Correa, and cinematography by Cole Kornell. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turned out! Photography below by Josh C. Webb.
Danae DeShazer is an actress, singer, and dancer living in Sarasota, FL.