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319/365 – Belittle Update!
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319/365 – Belittle Update!

Most film students worship Wes Anderson.  Well, I think there’s a large majority who do.  He’s probably the first auteur to come into Hollywood in a very long time.  I’d say the last one was Quentin Tarrentino.  What I’m saying is that I count myself in the masses of people who absolutely love We Anderson films.  I’ll call us Wessies for short.

I mean, look at that hair. How could you not want to be a Wessy?

Well, when I took my Directing III class at Columbia, I wanted to do my little ode to Wes Anderson — an homage if you will.  And while I employed a lot of his camera techniques and art design, it still was my film.  See, no matter how much a filmmaker (or artist for that matter) tries to emulate a certain style, the art will ultimately take over and became unique to you.  It will organically become something that is more reflective of you than of the style you were shooting for.  My Dirceting III film, Belittle, did just that.

Scott Westerman – my lead and an excellent actor.

While I truly tried to make it a Wes Anderson film, it managed to become a Timmy Tamisiea film.  I’m immensely proud of this film.  It was the first film I made where passion was driving the production, not fear.  And so, after years of trying to perfect every last frame and trying to get save some money so I could send it out to festivals, it has finally been accepted into a film festival — The Atlanta Shortsfest.  I found our today and I couldn’t be more excited.

Check out the festival here . . . and if you happen to be in Atlanta September 14-16, give it a watch.  I think you’ll like it.  Here’s a few more stills from the film to wet our whistle.




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