StarDust 73

A cult classic in New Jersey! A man hides away at a motel to contemplate life after his pessimistic mother's death. Isolated and lonely, he goes from peeping tom to a lusty cowgirl to Dead.

  • Kai Van Der Putten
    Defrim Means Entertainment
  • Kai Van Der Putten
    Defrim Means Entertainment
  • Kai Van Der Putten
    P.O. Box, Defrim Means Entertainment
  • Ara Shehigian
    Key Cast
  • Michel Cuillerier
    Key Cast
  • Maria Wakefield
    Key Cast
  • Claire Clark
    Key Cast
  • Laura Smith
    Key Cast
  • Shima Razavi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16 min Kodachrome
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Beacon Independent Film Festival
    United States
    September 16, 2017
  • Yellow Ape Film Festival
    Huntington, NY
    United States
    July 27, 2017
Director Biography - Kai Van Der Putten

Kai Van Der Putten is a visual monster. Born in the Netherlands, raised in the Lower East Side, NYC, and residing in the Hudson Valley, he has and continues to do so, gobbled up every image of every occurrence of his life, using them to create universally appealing visuals to tell stories that convey collective human emotions. Working on feature films, music videos, commercials, or promos, he uses his love of the audio/visual multi-media to communicate and connect to the community.

On his travels through the film and television industry, he has had the fortune to work with other visual monsters such as Martin Scorcese, The Departed (2007) and Ridley Scott, American Gangster (2008). From them he learned that combining amazing visuals with an arresting story and delivering them on time and under budget is akin to magic, mystifying to the viewer and rewarding to the producer. Ultimately what thrills Kai is the process of creating interesting visual content that exceeds limitations of what is expected and engages the audience to interact within his vision.

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Director Statement

The sparrow symbolizes vigilance, joy, creativity and wisdom. They are constantly busy building nests, foraging for food and protecting their young. We strive for this attention to detail with a passion to collaborate.