• Gabriel Rhenals

Blog Post #93: 20 Years Later!

Updated: May 18

In October 2001, when I was a brash and overweening 15-year-old art student, I prepared the following statement (presented below in abridged form) and read it in front of my video camera the night before I would perform some location scouting for a first short film production:

"Hello and welcome to what I call my introductory prologue to my first day ever of filmmaking! I’m very happy that everything's been going really well on the filmmaking or, rather, digital filmmaking front for me. There’s a long road ahead and it's good to know that I’m prepared. I like good films and I plan to make good films.
"The other day I was gazing vastly into a screen and now I’m about to gaze vastly into my DV camera. I’m making a short film! I promise compelling storytelling and visuals that will leave you completely satisfied. I believe this introduction represents the beginning of something great."

It seemed appropriate to share this nearly 20 years later.

My first feature-length film, For My Sister, is still freely available on Vimeo and it'll be up for another 24 hours or so at the following link:

I hope you can take the time to see the best of what I know and feel. Thank you!



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