23 year old Writer/Director Jake Fay from Lynn, Mass introduces us to Zig, a motivational speaker who starts losing his mind while giving speeches. The outside world seems so positive in contrast to his negative approach. Watch Zig as he goes from bad to worse in this short drama.
Director of Photography: Kyle Rodgers

  • Jake Fay
  • Jake Fay
  • Jake Fay
  • Buck Biestek
    Key Cast
  • Karizma Rose
    Key Cast
  • Nico Gonzales
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Bellefleur
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital 4K,
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • University of Hartford Screening Event
    West Hartford, CT
    United States
    December 10, 2016
  • Hartford Reel Film Fest
    Hartford, CT
    United States
    May 16, 2017
    Best Film
Director Biography - Jake Fay

Jake Fay is a senior film student at the University of Hartford. Fay, a resident of Lynn, Mass has been a full time cinema student while playing on the division 1 men's basketball team at the school. He has directed two shorts. "Fundamentals" is the directors coming out party sort of say. At 23 years old Fay is looking to tell realistic stories about everyday people.

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Director Statement

"Fundamentals" is a short film that can be taken many ways. What I perhaps may want the audience to feel maybe totally different from what the audience takes away at the end of the film. This sort of ambiguity is vital to the film itself. I'm hoping people can take a few things away from this film. One being people are never exactly who we think they are from their outside demeanor. Zig, is a character we do not need to love however, we all may feel some sort of sympathy and connect with him.