Carpe Diem

Saul is a man that's is down on his luck. His marriage is rocky and his garden dying. He receive some enlightening advice from a surprising new friend.

  • Benjamin Anderson
    Director
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Edward Potter
    Writer
  • Benjamin Anderson
    Writer
    Wizard Interogation
  • Roslin Smith
    Producer
  • Aiden Conklin
    Key Cast
    "Saul"
  • Natalie DeBor
    Key Cast
    "Manette"
  • Jackson DiCarlo
    Key Cast
    "Irah"
    Wizard Interogation
  • Robert Johnston
    Director of Photography
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Kelsey Grimes
    Director of Photography
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Benjamin Anderson
    Editors
    Wizard Interogation
  • Anthony Florez
    Editors
  • Kai Guilds
    Sound
  • Alec Wright
    Sound
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Jackson DiCarlo
    Sound
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Emily Richards
    Costume Designers
  • Emily Sheedy
    Costume Designers
  • Hunter Bardin
    Puppet Maker & Puppeteer
  • Michael Redmond
    Composer
  • Kai Guilds
    Sound Design
  • Akina Buffong
    Sound Design
  • Emily Richards
    Casting Director
  • Emily Sheedy
    Casting Director
  • Alec Wright
    Set Design
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Benjamin Anderson
    Set Design
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Robert Johnston
    Set Design
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Benjamin Anderson
    Location Managers
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Alec Wright
    Location Managers
    Wizard Interrogation
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SUNY Fredonia
Director Biography - Benjamin Anderson

I am just a guy born in raised in the Western-New York Area. Who wants to make things that can evolve to make new meaning and that matter.

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Director Statement

I never go into a project looking for interconnectivity with my previous film work. However, when reviewing them, I notice themes of magical realism, humanism, and the surreal. I also tend to focus on the character relationships, then use the surreal to weave the character’s arc. This pushes my work in a direction dealing with social issues, such as civil rights and depression. Hence my work to be relatable to the everyday person; a reflection of human nature. I am always working to evolve my style of filmmaking to bring humanity to the big screen. My perception of the world has been the main impact on my projects. However, I have always admired the films of Charlie Kaufman and Guillermo del Toro. Their work takes high concept ideas then breaks them down into human-based stories about people. Comedy has influenced my perception of the world in different, strange, and funny ways. The works of George Carlin and Andy Kaufman come to mind as inspirations.