Private Project

Witness Perfection

Barry Holloway, a cold-hearted geezer from Minnesota, or so he seems, experiences a sudden revelation in his life, which causes an internal battle between him and the mysterious index cards he religiously follows.

  • Connor e Rousseau
  • Connor e Rousseau
  • Connor e Rousseau
  • Nick Alibrio
  • Christian Acosta
  • Clay Neuger
  • Ben Ash
    Key Cast
    "Barry Holloway"
  • Gloria Jung
    Key Cast
    "Henrietta Holloway"
  • John Rassmussen
    Key Cast
    "Agent 1"
  • Izzy Grae
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Indie, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic RAW, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Champlain College
Director Biography - Connor e Rousseau

Filmmaker Connor Rousseau graduated with a BFA in Filmmaking from Champlain College. Throughout his early career, Rousseau has spent his school years working in various fields. He has traveled to Queens to shoot a music video SHACKLES with a close friend of his. He also worked with Champlain College as an editor and cinematographer on a documentary about the oppression of journalists in The Gambia. This documentary, The Gambia: Media Freedom After Years of State Sanctioned War, went to multiple festivals and was placed in the Block Island Film Festival and YoungFilmmakers Festival in NYC. From this experience, Rousseau sought out more opportunities to open his mind to the possibilities of how life functions. He spent 4 months in Dublin, Ireland with a group of community artists who taught the art of Brazilian Samba Drumming to locals, as well as children in low-income, destitute schools. From this he made the documentary, A Young Heart Sings to the Beat of a Drum, which is public on the Masamba Samba School’s youtube page. He plans to continue more on these documentaries after college. As of now, Rousseau’s film, Witness Perfection, will be his first fictional short release.

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Director Statement

My films will take you back to when you were a kid, when you imagined, and the world seemed more simple. To those who may not experience struggles, I hope you can step into these shoes and look at this as an opportunity to look for this in others, and take a step back from your judgments. For those who were born into the harsh struggles life throws into our lives, I hope my films show you are not alone, and let this take you away from the world for just a few moments, and enjoy a type of fantasy that may not be far away from what you can achieve. Your happiness is determined by how you’d like to enjoy the small amount of time we have here. Our existence is a blessing within itself. I hope you watch my films, and feel like a kid again. Who says we have to give up our creativity, our imagination, our immaturity, and our youthful joy. Let’s stop trying to one up one another, and learn to laugh with one another, to cry with one another, to learn with one another, and to love with one another.