Born 1990 Third of nine children Raised in ghetto iMovie at 11 Paperboy at 12 Skateboarder at 13 Musician at 14 Stage actor at 15 First short film at 16 Sponsored gamer at 16 First feature play at 17 Film school at 18 Dropped out at 18 First big short at 19 First short doc at 20 Big-time film festivals at 21 Global advertising at 22 LA resident at 23 First feature doc at 24
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A feature-length journey into the strange universe of five young composers behind the world's most popular video game.
A traumatic comedy about life, death, pie and death.
Originally written and performed as short stageplay. Later adapted for the screen. Shot in two nights on $500 and favors. Filmed in house designed by a cathedral architect right before his death (homeowner bought it but couldn’t live their due to the emergence of a mysterious allergy). Before filming, the actors performed the script for entire crew on location as though it were a play. All featured pies were donated free, per artistic integrity.
Unofficially official music video for Kanye West’s ‘I Am A God’. Used entirely in-camera shooting techniques without a single CG or VFX shot. Created on large set in Tokyo warehouse with almost every rentable blacklight in the city. Shot in single 24 hour day.
In the Autumn of 2013, Caleb Slain was one of three filmmakers recruited to explore the work of a team helping children in some of the most ignored area of the globe. He and cinematographer Chad Terpstra ventured out into the Indian state of "Nagaland," one of the most remote regions of the eastern Himalayas to learn about it's people, the health conditions of the children, and a group called "Vitamin Angels”.
In 1998 a profound tragedy echoed through a rural Michigan town, altering the well laid plans of a young prodigy in very unexpected ways.
A post-script journey through Philip Seymour Hoffman's lifetime in cinema.
200 hours spent breaking down and assembling 47 of Hoffman's films. Compiling his legacy was one of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced as an editor. After 22 years on screen and nearly 50 unique characters, this is a ride through the mesmerizing craft of an actor whose signature can be characterized by his allergy to dishonesty and unflinching spirit of compassion.
Once a man with all the answers, Dr. Ed Dobson is struggling to resolve his own questions before succumbing to the unusual disease eating away his body.
First documentary. Age 20. Film was completed in exactly 30 days from when I signed on to start pre-pro.
Opening cinematic for racing game Forza Horizon 2.
At an unknown hour in an unknown café, a young couple silently discuss their future.
Conceived, shot, and finished in 30 hours. Team consisted of five people including actors, plus a friend who happened to be walking by was promoted to Every Extra. Won an international contest Volvo sponsored and we went to Sweden and Denmark for awhile. Search “SCANDILOUS” for evidence.
At a quaint shop with unusual merchandise, an abrasive Shopkeeper begrudgingly helps a persistent 7-year-old girl find a lost memory, while trying to keep control of the shop.
The Lost & Found Shop has a special place in my heart. I was only 19 when writing/directing the film, and it was my first experience running a full scale production. Safe to say the journey altered the course of my life, and I'm infinitely grateful for everyone who joined our merry crew of dreamers and made this unusual story a reality.
Launch video for Surface tablet. Over 8,000,000 views in first week. All effects done in-camera without VFX or CG.
All of our elements and minerals were researched, evaluated, and methodically constructed with an unthinkable level of detail and intention. Outside of minor cleanups and wire removals, there are no VFX shots. Every element, title card and camera move was captured practically in camera.