Private Project

Ham Jam

A frustrated young actress entertains herself in a Los Angeles traffic jam.

  • Sage Drake
    Director
    His Good Wife, Lost Track, and Good For One Hug
  • Michelle Lewis
    Writer
    Scattered
  • Sanelle Sibanda
    Producer
    Zola, His Good Wife, Lost Track, and Good For One Hug
  • Paige Laree Poucel
    Key Cast
    “Paige”
    Lighter Than Air
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D EOS Mark 3
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Top Shorts Online Film Festival

    Honorable Mention Award - Best Microfilm
  • Caldas Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Kids First! Film Festival

    United States
    January 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Burbank
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Long Island
    Official Selection
  • LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival Vincennes, IN
    Vincennes
    August 23, 2019
    Official Selection
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival

    United Kingdom Premiere
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    Nominations: Best Actress Paige Laree Poucel & Best Writing Michelle Lewis
Director Biography - Sage Drake

Studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. A San Francisco professional freelance photographer-videographer which includes weddings, indie music videos, documentaries, corporate videos, and other productions.

Award-winning filmmaker of HIS GOOD WIFE, LOST TRACK, and GOOD FOR ONE FREE HUG.

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Director Statement

I love Los Angeles and always wanted to make a movie in L.A. and actors who chase after their dreams through the crazy freeway. I thought it would be fantastic if I made a mini short film where we are actually stuck in an actual traffic jam with just myself, our actress and my producer who also did the sound for us. We shot the whole movie under an hour and it came out far better than I expected. I shot most of the movie in black and white because Los Angeles looks really beautiful in black and white and also my love affair of classic black and white movies.

Anyway, I love quirky subjects and this is just another to my quirky productions.

Enjoy!