My World Turned Black

On September 9, 2020, the entire west coast experienced its worse firestorm that made the entire day look black, red and orange.

Experimental filmmaker Sage Christian Drake ("Our Shot," "About Maddy") wrote a poem from this event and made a short from the experiences.

  • Sage Drake
    "Our Shot," "About Maddy"
  • Sage Drake
    "Our Shot," "About Maddy"
  • Natalie Mangiante
    Key Cast
    "Covid-19 & Me," "Christmas Shit"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    91 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D EOS Mark 3
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Indies Shorts Film Festival

    Nominated Best Original Story
  • Monthly Indie Shorts

    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival

    Best Documentary Award
  • IndieX Film Fest

    Official Selection
  • Indie Short Fest

  • UK Motion Picture Festival

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sage Drake

Studied the College of San Mateo. Film instructor was Jay Rosenblatt.

Sage Christian Drake directed over twenty-four short films (currently). A San Francsico photographer/videographer freelancer of weddings, special events, documentaries, and indie music videos.

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Director Statement

Movies are not always warm and fuzzy. Sometimes you make films that are dark and that might make people feel uncomfortable on certain subjects. I am someone who always see the positive in all things even if it does feels dark, grim and uncertain. I see the beauty in all things and I've been very fortunate at that.