Passenger is proud to share our short film “A Common Occurrence”. A Common Occurrence explores the tension between hope and regret through a young mans longing for a second chance.
Winner of the Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at this years South Dakota Film Festival, A Common Occurrence is currently screening at various film festivals.
This, the final cut… is a bit shorter, cropped, and re-colored from the version previously screened. Furthermore, the story was loosely based on the classic short story by Ambrose Bierce, “An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge”. Besides a nod to the short story the films name is derived from the fact that death is a common occurrence. My hope is that the grimness of death juxtaposed with images of beauty would trigger personal reflection on that dividing line between hope and regret.
The film was shot last summer over a three month period across the state of South Dakota. It stars Darin Kaihoi, Anna Youngers, and Jeff Barker and features original music by Joseph Barker.
The film was shot on the Cannon 5D with Zeiss SLR lenses, and Redrock Camera Support. With the exception of one shot, all lighting was natural… I believed this aesthetic to best reinforce with the story.
Darin Kaihoi – Man
Anna Youngers – Woman
Jeff Barker – Hangman
Passenger – Producer
Joe Hubers – Director, Story, Post Production
Todd Montsma – Story, Assistant Director
Doug Lee – East River DoP
Dalton Coffey – West River Dop, Assistant Camera
Seth Dekkenga – Key Grip
Bryant Brozik – Grip
Andrew Smith – Grip
Joseph Barker – Music Composition
Scott Jibben – Audio Engineer, Sound Mix
Special Thanks To:
Dan Obrien & Jill Maguire – Broken Heart Ranch SD – www.wildideabuffalo.com
John Steever – Steever House B&B – www.steeverhouse.com