Brutal Season

our
story
It’s the summer of 1948 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The crime rate is rising as quickly as the temperature, and both hang oppressively in the air. The Trouths, a family with no source of income, have little more entertainment than to look out the window of their kitchen towards the harbour.

That is, until their estranged oldest son inexplicably returns home after a 12 year disappearance. The apartment is full again, but is it big enough for the gambling debts, alcohol abuse, and rather substantial life insurance policy that comes in their son’s wake? Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope meets Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in the study of a family’s boiling dynamic. 

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The season is long,
the summer is brutal

Immutable

Safe

Immutable   Invisible   Odorless   Heat & UV Resistant   

the harbour's closing in.    

the harbour's closing in.    

the harbour's closing in.    

Safe

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

The season is long, the summer is brutal

Immutable

Safe

Immutable   Invisible   Odorless   Heat & UV Resistant   

the harbour's closing in.    

the harbour's closing in.    

the harbour's closing in.    

Safe

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

it  was  a  brutal  season.   

I was approached by Newbook to create a Facebook & Instagram ad campaign to promote their service and A-B test different ads. One of the main obstacles they had was that they had no footage of any kind.
One of the main obstacles they had was that they had no footage of any kind. Because of this, I worked closely with their lead designer to create.
Because of this, I worked closely with their lead designer to create a campaign solely using motion design.
A Deer Run Media Production
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OUR FILM SCHEDULE

We've been founded in 2015, since then we've come a long way. We've been founded in 2015, since then we've come.

Summer 2020

Creating a Vision

Pre-Production • Fundraising • Storyboarding

Putting together a team and constructing a community of creatives who are engaged with this film.  

Fall 2020

building the world

Read throughs • Rehearsals • More fundraising

Creating costumes and designing the set. Building the world that becomes Brutal Season.

Winter 2020

Getting it shot

Executing on the vision of the last year through actors, cameras, lighting, and direction.

spring 2021

giving it back

Editing. Composing. Finalizing. Releasing the film. Submitting to festivals. Distributing. 

It could be you

Says here the crime rate's been risin'.

Says it's causa the heat.

Our Inspiration

↝ Megan & Dana on the hike to Trollsteinen, in Svalbard.
Two years ago, at the top of the world in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, we met Dana Zubaid.

Our Kuwaiti friend Dana is one of the most charming humans we have ever connected with and has affinity for three things: traveling the world, making friends, and sending postcards. She is the most well-traveled person we know and every few months we receive a postcard from various exotic locations we've never heard of. We live for those postcards, always wondering where she’ll go next.

As we started planning for our trip around the world, we thought that others might share this passion for postcards that we’ve developed over the last two years. Sharing these postcards with you is a way for us to remain connected, and to send you a little piece of the globe.

So let us mix up your refrigerator decor—move over babies and brides—and send you a funny, adventurous, incredible Prost!Card.

Prost!
(That’s cheers in German)

Once upon a time there was a shepherd

From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, the journey that began in 1978 with 2 guys and the ice cream business they built is as legendary as the ice cream is euphoric.
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The Crush: Four Parts in Words and Images

The Crush: Four Parts in Words and Images

The Crush: Four Parts in Words and Images

This photographic series is about 'The Crush'. Taking off from where our understanding of this phenomenon left off — a flimsy wistful girlish infatuation — and expanding (with inspiration from the words of author Chris Kraus) into an understanding of 'crushes' as a tool of reflection and personal empowerment.

The concept was developed collaboratively out of conversations with friend/collaborator, Rebecca Hall, who then worked at the concept through writing while Isabella played it out into image.

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DIRECTOR

  • Rebecca Hall

PRODUCER

  • Isabella Sanasi

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Kim Phan
  • Lousia Luong

I. Infatuation

The crush is still relegated to the realm of hysteria, 'silly' teen girls, and supposed feminised weakness. As adults, we are expected to admit our crushes with a degree of shame — of our emotions, of our sexualities, of our sense that we might be worthy of our own desires. While people of all genders can, and do, develop crushes, our culture still imagines only one scenario: a foolish girl infatuated with an unattainable other (usually a boy or a man).

II. Projection

There is distance between what we know of our crush and the intimacy of what we imagine ourselves knowing. Nonetheless, we register opportunity to bridge that distance when our desires suddenly have a focus point. Despite the popular narrative, we cannot do justice to what a crush is without pushing back against the foolish girl paradigm.

III. Reflection

"Look," I said, "I'll admit that eighty percent of this was fantasy, projection. But it had to start with something real." So says Chris Kraus in her infamous ode to the crush, I Love Dick (1997). Blending memoir and fiction, the book explores Kraus' all-consuming crush on elusive, charming Dick. The book gained cult status a decade ago when it found a new audience of young feminists who connected with Kraus' "lonely girl phenomenology" (Kraus' own description).

IV. Extension

Whether the crush ever catalyses the kind of intimacy we might desire with the other or not, it has a life beyond itself. It can be an intense emotional experience to develop feelings for someone else, revealing elements of our own minds previously left untended. It's not that the crush itself needs to be fetishised. Firstly, not all people experience romantic or sexual desire, and to treat the crush as if it were the height of human experience would be discriminatory and erroneous.