Vince Germain in

Divine Intervention

a VASSAR COLLEGE student film

starring MATT SEMLER

GINA GRANDI

BRIAN GROSZ

CHRIS GRABOWSKI

DARRELL JAMES

BEN FINE

SAL BOTTI

ABBY PAGE

KEVIN MAHER

cinematography by ADAM McDANIEL

sound design by SETH GRANGER & PETER EPSTEIN

edited by BRIAN STAMPNITSKY

produced by SAL BOTTI

written & directed by CHARLIE STICKNEY

filmed entirely on the vassar college campus,

poughkeepsie, ny

filmed January through late april, 1996

This was a short film from my senior year at Vassar College, and I was the DP. I had a blast playing with pseudo-film-noirish shadows and camera angles. There was one near-disaster that I must take the blame for, though: I once left one of my lighting "cookies" (a large sheet of cardboard I'd cut with horizontal lines for shadow effects) standing too close to the lights, and it almost caught on fire from the heat. I don't remember how much smoke there was before any of us noticed it...but it left me pretty shaken.

 

It's a big, silly, goofy detective film, though I still can't make head nor tail of its plot. It was a lot of fun to make.

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