Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EHHS #18 - Macbeth PART 8 of 8

The final chapter in our epic retelling of Shakespeare's classic.  Lady Macbeth descends into madness.  Mr. Macbeth starts breaking stuff, and has some brutal swordfights.  Good thing he can't be harmed until Burnham Woods comes to Dunsinane, right?  Cuz that'll never happen...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

EHHS #17 - Macbeth PART 7 of 8

When seeking comfort and counsel, who does Macbeth turn to? Witches, of course. They're sure to tell him like it is. Meanwhile, MacDuff's suspicion's are confirmed.  And he squeezes a locket really hard.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

EHHS #16 - Macbeth PART 6

For some reason Banquo is absent from the royal banquet. But his Ghost is happy to join the festivities.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EHHS #15 - Macbeth PART 5

"To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus..." Macbeth's continues down the murdery path, now turning on his friend Banquo. MacDuff has his suspicions. And check out that knife he's sharpening! It's brutal!

Hans Totterer: Macbeth
Jeremy Higley: Banquo
Ian Travis: MacDuff
Kirk Guthrie: Ross
Chris Ellison: Lennox
Brighton C. Metz: Donalbain
Jonathan Aspittle: Malcolm
Jesse Roberts, Alex Sherwood, Andrew Harkins: Murderers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

EHHS #14 - Much Ado scene 27

Claudio isn't having a good day. First he catches his girlfriend cheating on him. So of course he has to confront her about it in front of her friends and family. And now he finds out she's dead.

Let's give a big hand to Jimmy Cudahy for sacrificing his face and possibly his mental well-being for this scene. You'll see why.

Claudio: James Bernard Cudahy
Don Pedro: Zach Nelson
Ms. Leonata: Bri'anna Cootey
Benedick: Jake Larrabee
And featuring Ms. Ottley as herself.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

EHHS #13 - Macbeth PART 4

"Will all of Neptune's great oceans wash this blood clean from my hands?" Macbeth has some regrets about his choices.  Lady Macbeth chastises her husband for not enjoying the murdering process. MacDuff arrives and chastises the Porter for being so sleepy.  

Hans Totterer: Macbeth
Chrissy Ellison: Lady Macbeth
Ian Travis: MacDuff
Kirk Guthrie: Ross
Patrick Rogers: Porter

Friday, August 6, 2010

EHHS #12 - Macbeth PART 3

Macbeth has doubts about his murdery plan, but screws his courage to the sticking place and sneaks into King Duncan's chamber.

Hans Totterer: Macbeth
Chrissy Ellison: Lady Macbeth
Cesar Reyes: King Duncan
Jeremy Higley: Banquo
Daniel Lindsey: Fleance

Saturday, July 31, 2010

EHHS #11 - Macbeth PART 2

Ahhh! Witches! In this episode, Macbeth and Banquo meet up with some weird creepy witches who make ominous proclomations about their futures. But now that they mention it, being King would be pretty sweet. Lady Macbeth agrees.

Hans Totterer: Macbeth
Chrissy Ellison: Lady Macbeth
Sadie Velasquez, Kelly Rice, Devon Trop: Witches
Jeremy Higley: Banquo
Chris Ellison: Lennox
Cesar Reyes: King Duncan
Jonathan Aspitle: Malcolm

Monday, July 26, 2010

EHHS #10 - Macbeth PART 1

In the winter of 2008-2009, the students in the advanced film production class at East Hollywood High School undertook a monumental task: to adapt Shakespeare's Macbeth into a feature film. Each student in the class chose a crew position, such as Director of Photography, Production Designer, Gaffer, Producer, or Actor. They then took charge of their responsibilities and worked every day toward the common goal. With a budget of $400, and only two hours a day for three months for filming, there were many challenges. But as you'll see, it's pretty impressive what a bunch of kids can accomplish when they put their minds to it.

Starring: Hans Totterer, Chrissy Ellison, Jeremy Higley, Kirk Guthrie, and Ian Travis
Directed by: Brandon Arnold

Saturday, July 24, 2010

EHHS #9 - The Making of Much Ado PART 6

The concluding episode of our behind the scenes documentary features Dakota Nelson as Dogberry, some cool shots from the roof of EHHS, and a glimpse of the guy who filmed and edited this whole thing, Mr. Andrew Freakin' Goldring (AFG).

Sunday, July 18, 2010

EHHS #8 - Much Ado Teaser

Our first trailer for Much Ado About Nothing, edited by Josh Sumsion. Get ready for the world premiere, Sept. 21st at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

EHHS #7 - Much Ado Scene 7

Dangit, Don John! Why you gotta try and spoil it for everyone? In this scene, Don John, played by Brad Rouzer, makes some schemey plans, stares at spencer, and litters the bathroom floor. By the way, has anyone seen this sweater he's wearing? Someone stole it from my classroom.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

EHHS #6 - The Making of Much Ado PART 5

Part 5 of the behind the scenes of our feature adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. This segment focuses on D.P. Josh Sumsion, Editor Josh Bennett, and the characters of Conrade and Borachio, played by Kyle Swanson and Scott Wabel. Josh Bennett reveals a disturbing secret.

Monday, July 12, 2010

EHHS #5 - The Making of Much Ado PART 4

An introduction to Don John. Or is it John Don? Either way, he's played by Brad Rouzer. And interviewed by Brad Rouzer.

EHHS #4 - The Making of Much Ado PART 3

This segment introduces the characters of Hero and Beatrice, played by Brighton Metz and Robin Noble, respectively. Antonio Banderas also makes an appearance.

EHHS #3 - The Making of Much Ado PART 2

This segment focuses on the character of Claudio, played by Jimmy Cudahy. If you don't like seeing people get hit in the face by dissected animal parts, you might want to skip this one.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

EHHS #2 - The Making of Much Ado Part 1

We're making another feature film! This time an adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, set in a modern day high school. Again, all the cast and crew are students at East Hollywood High School in Salt Lake City, UT. This is part 1 of a series of behind the scenes videos, shot and edited by Andrew Goldring.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

EHHS #1 - Macbeth Trailer

Here is the trailer for our first feature film, a post-apocalyptic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This film was made in 2009, with a cast and crew made entirely of high school students. Who says high school kids can't make cool stuff? Trailer edited by Kirk Guthrie.

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