I am the Media Manager for They Rescue Horses, Don’t They? Because of the Strike, this was shot under an Interim/Waiver Agreement thru SAG-AFTRA in upstate NY.
They Rescue Horses, Don’t They?
Hardware (My Gear/Kit)
- 2023 MacBook Pro 16″ with M2 Pro, 32 MB RAM, 1 TB HD
- 2021 iPad Pro 12.9″ with M2 – 2nd monitor
- OWC Thunderbolt 4 Hub with 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports
- Ivanky Docking Station Pro Hub with 14 ports
- Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader
- 12 Outlet Belkin Power Strip Surge Protector
- Laptop Cooler Cooling Pad
- USB Desk Fan
- Quik Cart Collapsible Rolling Crate on Wheels
- iPhone 12
- 2018 Nissan Rogue SL All Wheel Drive
- I’m looking for an excuse to buy a Portable RAID to add to my Gear.
- Offload data using ShotPut Pro to G-Technology G-Raid and 2 Samsung SSD T7
- Log data into MicroSoft Excel Card Log (that I created)
Type of Production
Short Film – Interim/Waiver Agreement with SAG-AFTRA
Behind the Scenes
Below are some Behind the Scenes photos from the shoot.
I am the Media Manager for this shoot. That means I collected all the video and audio files and cloned them onto various hard drives. My job is to ensure the integrity of the data thru the Production Pipeline.
We were often shooting at a horse riding stable. I forgot to spray down with bug spray and got eaten up by chiggers and mosquitoes! Growing up in KY, I’m used to dealing with those kinds of bugs. I remember them attacking me as a kid, but as i got older, they didn’t seem to bother me as much. I thought my body chemistry had changed. See the gruesome pix above in gallery.
The story involves a young girl (Katherine) experimenting with drugs. Her Mother died from an accidental overdose a few years ago.
The title for this movie is a play on the 1970 classic They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Katherine Mallen Kupferer was also in Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret. Based on the classic novel, a young girl’s coming of age story. It does for girls what Stand By Me does for boys. Katherine played a friend of the Lead girl in that and provided some comic relief. I watched it before we shot this short film. Even though I’m not in the target market, I was into it and impressed at how well done it was.
Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret Info
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is a middle-grade novel by American writer Judy Blume, published in 1970. Its protagonist, Margaret Simon, is a sixth-grader who grows up without a religious affiliation because of her parents’ interfaith marriage. This contemporary realistic novel was popular with middle-grade readers in the 1970s for its relatable portrayal of a young girl confronting early-adolescent anxieties, such as menstruation, brassieres and boys. The recipient of national honors and book awards, the novel has been challenged for its frank discussion of sexual and religious topics.
Blume said that she felt a connection with the character Margaret, which allowed the story to come “pouring out.” Blume wrote that while the story was not autobiographical, “the character of Margaret, both physically and emotionally, is pretty close to the girl I was.” Growing up, Blume said while her family was very different from the one portrayed in the book, she felt that, “like Margaret, I had a very personal relationship with God that had little to do with organized religion.
When she is 11 years old, Margaret Simon’s family moves from New York City to the New Jersey suburbs. Her mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, but Margaret was raised without an affiliation to either faith. She frequently prays to God, beginning her prayers with, “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.”
I hope to create the End Credits for this Short as well.
For more examples of my Media Manager-DIT work, click here.