A Fool's Odyssey

An exercise in disconnection.

  • Sam Rutledge
    Director
  • Sam Rutledge
    Writer
  • Kyle Slayton
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    [Digital]Sony A7R & MiniDV
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Sam Rutledge

Born in Irvine to Karen and Steve Rutledge, Sam fell in love with movies as soon as he was conscious enough to understand them. And perhaps before then as well. Sam is bloodthirsty for the art form. He's not good at much else, so he'll have make it work whether he likes it or not.

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Director Statement

This piece was made at one of the most emotionally messy times in my life. Everything that I had engrained in my sense of self was gone and I was left with nothing but my camera, my friend Kyle, and my ASD. I also had a mannequin laying around. So I did the only thing I knew would never change. In a weird way, looking back on this project, I in a way let go of my coping mechanisms and personal barriers and just let my stranger side take the reins to make a movie. Whether that was a good idea or not, at the very least it was therapeutic.