Hello Stranger

A man prepares for the day at his humble abode, located in an abandoned dumping ground. After numerous strangers interrupt his daily routine, he steps out of a door. Or is it in?

  • Nalani Kikuyama
  • Ricky Spana
    Key Cast
  • Blake Barit
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Boulder: BFA in Cinema Production
    United States
    May 7, 2021
    Virgil Grillo Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award
Director - Nalani Kikuyama
Director Statement

Hello Stranger is largely influenced by the experimental-narrative work of Maya Deren. We shot it on a 16mm Bolex, with a total cast and crew of three people. It was formulated and made as a thesis film for my BFA in cinema production at the University of Colorado Boulder.