Five Star Service reveals a day in the unpredictable life of a ride-share driver. We’re excited to welcome producer Damon Brennen to the Pittsburgh Shorts screening! In the meantime, check out his thoughts on filmmaking.
If Five Star Service were the offspring of two other films, who are its parents?
Not thematically, but the end of Goodfellas in terms of the quick cuts and pacing. Then definitely Birdman for the music.
What do you find unique about working in short form?
Shorts are a great way to try things out and take risks. You can play with different styles, genres and characters without having to spend too much money. I also really like telling a complete story in a short amount of time.
Because it’s Halloween: what’s your all-time favorite horror flick?
I’m kind of a chicken when it comes to horror, but I’ll go with The Shining. My co-creator says the original Alien.
Any wisdom for aspiring filmmakers?
Make things. Figure what works and what doesn’t then make better things. Also make sure to get good sound.