A short film about a big day.
Interview with filmmakers Tim Blane & Jordan Rennick
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
Tim: Oddly enough, the film originated as a scene I wrote in an acting class. When we workshopped the scene in class, we discovered that it would make for a really nice short fim. And Jordan originally was coaching me and Robbie on the performance. And we could see that he was approaching it more as a director than just an acting coach. So it seemed like a natural fit to ask if he’d consider directing.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
Jordan: I think it’s a well-made, tidy little film. The actors do a fantastic job. It’s really funny. And ultimately I think it’s very sweet.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
Jordan: The themes of commitment, love, friendship & expectation all play a part. We enter right at the point that all of these themes have collided for Richie.
Tim: And then we see how those themes play out within his relationship with Mike
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
Jordan: The script really didn’t change much from what Tim originally wrote. I think taking it from a scene in an acting class to something cinematic is when things started to evolve. But the overall tone & feel of the piece stayed pretty true to what Tim wrote. The biggest change was probably just in upping our production value when we started to dig into preproduction. What was originally going to be a real quick shoot with a DSLR or something, turned into a bigger deal once Tim & I started talking about how we wanted this film to be. We decided to take our time & do it to the best of our ability with the limited resources we had.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
Tim: So far the reaction has been fantastic. We’ve gotten into the first few film festivals we applied to, including The Santa Fe Film Festival and the Culver City Film Festival, where we won “Best Comedy Short.”
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Jordan: I mean, the reaction we got to our film at the screening in Culver City was really sweet. People really seemed to enjoy it. That wasn’t necessarily surprising, that’s what we had hoped to accomplish, but it’s always nice when you feel like an audience gets your film. Is that the right answer to this question?
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
Jordan: We’d like as many people as possible to see our film. So I think being on www.wearemovingstories.com will help accomplish that.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
Jordan: I think any of the above mentioned would help get our film out there. We’re a tiny little film, so any support we can get from producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, etc. is welcome.
Tim: Agreed! Any and all of those people would be welcomed into the fold.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
Jordan: I hope people enjoy it. There’s a twist in it that I don’t want to give away here, but suffice to say there are important themes of love and friendship that deserve attention and discussion in society.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Tim: I’m also wary of giving away the plot here. But I think there are definitely important moral and social issues that get addressed in “Cold Feet.” Not in a heavy handed way, since it’s a comedy. But I’d hope that people would want to talk about the film after it’s over.
Would you like to add anything else?
Jordan: I’d just like to say thank you to We Are Moving Stories for taking an interest in “Cold Feet.” And I’d also like to thank the Santa Fe Film Festival for screening our short.
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Jordan: I’m an actor/director. So I’m always looking for the next acting gig. But I also have a documentary I’ve been working on about an artist collective in Seattle, WA that I need to get back to. I also have another short I’d like to direct. And a couple of feature ideas that I’d like to develop.
Tim: I wrote a pilot that was a finalist in the Sundance Episodics Lab this year, and I’m writing a feature as well. I recently appeared on the Amazon show “Good Girls Revolt.” And this fall I composed some music for the feature “Dirty 30” and an upcoming short film, ‘The Julie Chronicles.”
Interview: December 2016
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A short film about a big day.
Tim Blane & Jordan Rennick
About the writer, director and producer:
Jordan Rennick is an actor, artist & director originally from the Pacific Northwest who now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Tim Blane is an writer, actor, and composer in Los Angeles. He just got married in November!
Tim Blane & Rob Silverman
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists):
All of the above.
Independently funded by Jordan & Tim.
Made in association with:
Where can I see it in the next month?
There are some festivals that don’t want submitters to have their films online beforehand, so for the time being it’ll play at whatever festivals we get in! But people can head to www.coldfeetshort.com for updates.