PRETTY HOW TOWN

Through a series of vignettes, we travel backwards focusing on small-town moments. A meditation on paranoiac anxiety.

Music by The Tiny Ugly Germs.
http://thetinyuglygerms.bandcamp.com

  • Travis Boone
    Director
  • Travis Boone
    Writer
  • The Tiny Ugly Germs
    Sound
    Hannah Eppley, Nick Wedyke, Nathan Leritz, Tim Hicks
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SchwonkSoundStead
    Port Huron, MI
    October 31, 2015
    USA House Show Premiere
  • UICA Open Projector Night
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    United States
    May 18, 2016
    Premiere in Theater
    "Best Short" Majority Audience Vote
  • Genre Celebration Festival

    Best Score Nominee
  • Genre Celebration Festival

    Best Horror Short Nominee
Director Biography - Travis Boone

Based in Chicago, Travis currently enjoys working on low-budget projects with friends and the community around them, focusing on experimental documentaries and shorts with little equipment or crew.
Having never attended film school, they hope to express to people exploring cinema that “it’s okay if all you have is a camcorder or an iPad, just shoot”, hoping to normalize the medium in all its forms (big or low/no budget) in order to push for accessibility in film for anyone of any background, financial or otherwise.

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Director Statement

Knowing the creative talent that is The Tiny Ugly Germs of Michigan, we wanted to collaborate on something that was new to both of us, and experiment with both long takes and fast images to portray feelings. When put from found footage of my family from my parents' generation, it all became an abstract meditation on high anxiety, painting with videos, colors, and sounds. Placing specific sound cues that trigger the memory of the image as we go backwards help emulate the suspense, in addition to the many hidden faces and textures scattered through the film, as to express a familiarity to a secretly hostile environment.