It’s now been three years since I moved to Toronto and decided to pursue filmmaking as my sole focus. The first project that I shot (in the proverbial “6ix”) was GRAVE CONCERNS, a proof-of-concept pilot for a web series that I planned to pitch to producers.
One of the funding avenues where we applied for funding (the IPF) required us to upload a 2-minute trailer to the internet, which was cool but also a bit of a dilemma as we had shot a 4-minute scene as the proof-of-concept. I ended up finding two minutes within the original four and released the truncated trailer (in early 2017).
Fast forward to today and I’ve still yet to find that magical money pot to get the series made. My personal hope for GC remains alive, though, as I’ve started writing it as a feature film and am determined to tell this story one day. *flex emoji*
All this to say: if you watched the GRAVE CONCERNS teaser in 2017, you’re awesome, thank you (but here’s the rest of it). To those of you who’ve never seen a frame, please enjoy this short tale of woe about two Wild West gravediggers:
LOGLINE: Two men attempt to leave behind a troubled past by toiling away in the Wild West, working in the booming business of gravedigging. (2018)
CAST: Timothy - Tim Walker Clifton - Jeff Hanson Old Man - Robert Nasmith
CREW: Writer / Director - Glen Matthews Director of Photography - Mark Corless Assistant Director - Steve Cutler Wardrobe - Holly Lloyd Title Design - Britt Edwards Visual Compositor - Brendan Henry Additional Audio Recording - Matt Sutherland Executive Producer - Adam Massey Special Thanks - Tim Corrigan, Alexandra Cooney
PS. Speaking of Wild West, did y'all see BUSTER SCRUGGS? That shit was tight, yo. 🐎