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Dave Brakowski - Used Car Salesman: The Compendium SCREENER

A collection of legendary Local Car Salesman Dave Brakowski! Gaze in wonder and awe as you get an all to intimate insight into the mind of a genius!

  • Richard Ramirez
  • Alan Freytag
  • Richard Ramirez
  • Alan Freytag
  • Richard Ramirez
  • Alan Freytag
  • Richard Ramirez
    Key Cast
    "Dave Brakowski The Car Salesman"
  • Alan Freytag
    Key Cast
  • Paul
    Key Cast
    "Car Saleman"
  • Alan Freytag
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mocumentary
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    8mm Camcorder Tape
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Richard Ramirez, Alan Freytag

Richard Ramirez has worked as an artist and sculptor with a knack for special effects. His work as a production artist has brought people closer to the films they love; from fabricating collectibles and prop restoration. His transition from man behind the curtain to behind the camera is one spawned by his love of cinema and art. Some of his creative inspirations include Ray Harryhausen, Bernie Wrightson, Stan Winston, David Cronenberg, Fritz Lang, and John Carpenter. A lover of genre films, he enjoys such staples like Comedy and Horror, able to enjoy films from Black Orpheus to The Deadly Spawn.

"It's not easy, even down right infuriating at times, but god damn if I don't love it."

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Director Statement

This was the aftermath of two friends sitting down for a bite at a Whataburger one night, having a laugh, and saying "YEAH, LET'S SHOOT THIS!"

Budget? Shoot, I'd say a $100 bucks but that's me thinking about us eating and gas. This was a very small budget; as we just looked around at what we had and did some solid planning. Growing out the beard and nails was part of it, never had one before this.

This was all shot on Sony Camcorder, no fabricating or tampering with the footage in post. Heck the dragster clip was on a tape we came across from an old camcorder in the wild. The one we shot on was an old family Camcorder Alan had.

Shot over 3 Days, there's hard work for a cheep laugh in this one! From checking out car lots (This was shot over 3 lots) to having food thrown at us from a near by high rise (some expired yogurt... yup) it was quite the adventure.

Heavy amount of credit goes to the Cinematographer, Alan Freytag. A talented man who can work magic on the fly! He's the other half of the dream team and co-director.

It's 50/50 improve and scripted jokes... well, maybe 20/80. We' wanted to have enough we could work with at worst, but be open to anything that "Inspired" us.

One thing that might come off as planed or fabricated is that dog bark, but that was just part of the environment we worked with. Heck, that backing right at the end was all real, no editing or tampering. What can I say? The Dog's got talent!

And yes, all the cars you see are real, the lots as well, we just showed up (with permission) and shot out stuff.

The "sandwiched Truck" was Alan's.

Somehow, from such a short shoot, we had a week a footage it felt like.

This is really more of a testament to friends having fun and bringing the best out of each other while making something.