Synopsis: Six friends are called together under the guise of an emergency, only to find themselves at the center of an elaborate scheme concocted by a mysterious mastermind who threatens to kill them if they do not obey his instructions.
Production: Dead Herring is a no-budget feature shot over several weekends. We had a very small crew, and the lighting was minimal, usually shaping or supplementing a pre-exisitng source.
The film starts off with a traditional high-key comedy look and begins to descend into chaos as the characters fall deeper into the masked killers manipulations. A warm interior / cool exterior look is introduced, establishing the locked apartment as a place of safety, and the exterior as dangerous. As the killer penetrates the safety of the apartment, the cool-ness begins to creep in, until finally, the entire picture is enveloped in desaturated blue/green.
Written and Directed by Nathaniel Atcheson Produced by M. Elizabeth Hughes Format: HD (shot on Canon DSLRs)