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It’s Halloween and Wendy doesn’t have anything to wear. She must rely on her own ingenuity and help from her imaginary friends to make a costume and join the other kids for Trick-Or-Treating.

  • Michael Oshins
  • Kevin Kennelly
  • Ken Morris
  • Juliette Bailey
    Key Cast
  • Trenton Tabak
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Simpson
    Key Cast
  • Matt Allen
  • Mark Rodrigo Jeevaratnam
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, halloween
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Michael Oshins

Michael Oshins is a SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory graduate with four-plus years of experience on professional and commercial productions. He has worked on dozens of short films, features, commercials and industrials. Some of his most known work is lead animator of The Lumineers' "Submarines" (Official Music Video) and director/lead animator of Swear and Shake's "Fire" (Official Music Video). His senior thesis film, THAT OLD FEELING, received SUNY Purchase's prestigious Saul Turrell Award in 2012. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Director Statement

Film is nothing shy of magic. It illuminates our imaginations as we illuminate it. It's strange how we forget when we watch moving images, we're seeing thousands upon thousands of still pictures strung together and flashed at us, shot at us if you will. Such an incredible amount of images to consume and yet our minds digest the actions instantaneously. With lightning speed, we processes something as simple as a blink or an expression, to something as complex as inter dimensional time travel, all on a flat screen. There, weare given the chance to be transported,
traverse foreign lands that we've never been to, never seen, some that never even
existed in the past, present or future! We can even enter someone or something else's point of view! Just think about that. The moving image allows us to see through another set of eyes. That's nothing shy of magic if you ask me.
It’s something I think about often. Film allows us to capture these different points of view and play them over again, study them, dissect them. Thinking about it empirically, in many cases we are able to juggle multiple points of view in a single film and still keep up. He wants this and she wants that. This fact alone is a testament to the connectivity of the moving image, its importance as a communication device, a time machine, a memory bank, a teleportation tool and everything else that can be captured or exists in the collective human conscience from the beginning of time to the end of it. It’s a mirror, a portal, a window, a vessel which allows us to transcend our own identities.This access to the beyond is essential if we are to survive the most stressful of atmospheres and when speaking of this project Wendy, this is where the character and I share a deep connection. Wendy embraces her
imagination, thrives on it, even depends on it for survival.
As I've been getting to know Wendy, asking questions about who she is and what she's all about, I'm uncovering my own past imaginary friends and remembering how they helped me in trying times. By making this film, I'm hoping that Wendy can teach me a thing or two about my own creative process and inspire me to reach back out to those once so well known imaginary friends of mine.