A beginners adventure into film from an audience member to behind the camera

Short film of the Week: The Headliners

This great little short is a classic tale set in the “1930’s about three knuckle-head bank robbers trying to make the front page. Shot entirely with a Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR camera.” Its written and directed by Dalton Coffey. I was pleasantly surprised at seeing the attention to detail taken to really make you believe this is a period piece. I love the classic gangster movies and sad to say its just not something that has been portrayed at all in a long long time, but if its something you crave, look no further. For five wonderful minutes you can be transported back to those days of quick wit, big jobs, and trying to make it any way you can.

The acting is pretty well spot on especially for such a young group of guys, you can tell they did their research to nail these parts. What more can I say? Just give it a watch and see for yourself.

One response

  1. Thanks for the add Jon!

    We had a blast shooting this project. Getting everyone on set in vintage wardrobe and having old Ford Model A’s running around was a sight. Not just for us, but for some gawkers as well.
    We actually filmed in a bank that was robbed by John Dillinger while he was with Baby-Face in 1934. I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota were the Dillinger/Nelson gang were shot up. The week prior to our shoot, the city dedicated a Dillinger plaque for the Security National Bank in downtown Sioux Falls. Then it was our turn to rob the bank:-)
    Thank you again Jon!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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