Paperclip

This movie...

• 30 minutes
• Shot over 8 days in October and November 2011
• Still in post-production


Other pages in the film section:

Introduction, movies, and resume

My movies:

Anti-Amendment (Pro-Equality) PSA
Paperclip
The Vacationers
Harry Putter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets
Harry Putter and the Sorcerer's Phone
Iris Huber as Jesse

Paperclip follows high school sleuth Jesse as she investigates several recent disappearances in her school. Not all is as it seems.

Paperclip was the brainchild of my friends Crow and Jayde and myself. We wanted to make a Hitchcock-style movie with lots of twists and unpredicability, so in summer of 2010 we started brainstorming characters and posible plots. Crow started a first draft, then sent it to me and I kept writing.

I teamed up with Roo, Erin, and John (the same production team from Vacationers) and we met weekly during pre-production. Everyone, but especially John, helped with story suggestions as I worked on script rewrites.

We held auditions in September, 2011, had a few rehearsals leading up to production, and then shot for 8 days in October and November.

Paperclip Producers and Director Jessie, Dean, and Evelyn

Watch it.


A rough cut of the movie is done, but it will be several months before we reach picture-lock. After that comes color correction, soundtrack, foley, and credits. The movie will eventually be posted online here.

Behind the scenes photos

Photography by Randy Baranczyk

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Cast

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Iris Huber

Jesse

Tom Glaser

Dean Whitmore

Sara Atkinson

Evelyn Humphrey

Charlotte Kodner

Mary

Michael Thomas Cox

Gabe

Bonnie Rae

Principal

Conner Hills

Sean

Michael DiNardo

Chemistry Teacher

Gabrielle Smith-Davis

Paige

July Vang

Tara

Makenzie Wilder

Taylor

Alison Anderson

Librarian

Mitchell Petersen

Soccer Player

Tara Yost

Gym Teacher

John and Randy

Ted

Roo apple boxing Jeremy

Crew

Directed by John Hawkins
Written and Produced by Jeremy Gustafson
Produced by Andrew Rose
Director of Photography Nate Haustein
Editor Cole McDonald
Production Manager Robert Cline
First Assistant Directors Erin Vork
Jeremy Gustafson
Casting Director Matthew Feeney
Extras Casting Erin Vork
Extras Wranglers Lee Jordan
Jim Westcott
Script Supervisor Amanda Jaeger Simula
B Camera Operator Ted Eschweiler
Gaffer Cole McDonald
Craft Service Taylor Kristoff-Jones
Boom Operators Aiden Kristoff-Jones
Emily Meyer
Grips Courtney Jomay Peterson
Adam Thies
Production Assistants Allen Bussard
Mark Campbell
Peter Gawtry
Cassandra Jerde
Day Players Shawn Bakken
Props Bow Ludwig
Blood Effects Lauren Vork
Set Photographer Randy Baranczyk
Graphic Design Amanda Jaeger Simula
Casting Assistant Alexander Nolen
Digital Media Manager Jeremy Gustafson
Rough Cut Editor Katherine Loudenslager
Nate and Jeremy running camera

The Writer wishes to thank

God
Mom and Dad
Jayde Delano
Brandon Pies
John Hawkins
Andrew Rose
Amanda Jaeger Simula

The Producers wish to thank

Jim Wald and Minnehaha Academy
Matthew Feeney and Walden Entertainment


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