CROSSING


photo
-+-+-

Tryin’ to let go, but your memory’s still on.

-+-+-

MUSIC

“Crystalfilm” (Sasha Beatless Mix)

Little Dragon

Involver 3

Ministry of Sound

2013

CROSSING from Ferry Boat Films on Vimeo.

THE COLOR KITE FANTASTIC

A dying rocker is visited by his bandmates before realizing he has already passed on.

STARRING

(in order of appearance)

Ryan Curtin as Reggie

Sia Urroz as Warren

Danny Ferry as David

Katie French as Francine

Laura Baukol as Carly

Katrina Miller as Maria

&

Joshua Marable as Howard

Written by Sia Urroz & Danny Ferry

Cinematography by Tim Brazzell

Produced by Danny Ferry & Sia Urroz

2012

NOTE:  This film was shot within a 24 hour time period, entirely in sequence, and edited in-camera for the 2012 Boulder 24 Hour Shootout.  Color Kite won Best Art Direction and made the Top Ten Best films for the contest.  It was also featured on the front page of the Colorado Daily and the Boulder Daily Camera, Saturday, October 21st, 2012.

The Color Kite Fantastic, Daily Camera Article

SOJOURN

A short film made for the Denver 48 Hour Film Project competition by Denver, Colorado based, Lake House Productions.

This film was shot and edited within a 48 hour time period.  The genre drawn for the contest was Vacation or Holiday.  The elements required to be in the film were a character named Russell Powers, a coach, a straw and the line of dialogue: “Let’s keep it in the group.”

Sojourn has successfully reached the “Best of” round and will be shown at the Esquire Theater on September 5th, 2012.

Starring

Jadyn Beaver

Devin Mugavero

Danny Ferry

Jared Petsche

Bianka Ihde

Directed

by

Henry McComas

Produced

by

James Drake

&

Henry McComas

Written

by

Jared Petsche

Kevin Kerndt

James Drake

Henry McComas

&

Natalie George

Cinematography

James Drake

Edited

by

Henry McComas

Music

by

Christopher Joye

Special Effects

Kevin Kerndt

Line Producer

Natalie George

Key Grip

&

Boom Operator

Nate Gage

Sound Mixing

Henry McComas

Runner

Tyler Scarbrough

Special Thanks

Crooked Lake Productions

Kerndt Design

Natalie George

&

Christopher Joye Music

2012

BIG DREAMS, SMALL SPACES

Frontier, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Thumbing through magazines and catalogs, I cut out images, colors and words that strike me and glue them onto three-by-five cards.  By having such a small space to arrange the cutouts, I am forced to quickly move on to other ideas, but find that I have soon developed a body of work.

Desire, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

July, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Romance, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Cutting and arranging a small abstract collage is as thrilling as cutting a film; both must find and create a surprising and emotional reaction.  Fortunately, the materials found in these collages were readily available; at my disposal were only a pair of scissors, note cards, school glue and the shopping catalogs that arrived free in the mail.

Earn, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Happiness, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Love #1, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

An added benefit to the abstraction of these images is original writing.  Try pulling each of these images out in random order and writing a sequential story that attempts to string the ideas together.   Guided by the logical brain, the results are unexpected, dramatic, and wholly your own.

Loyalty, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Fearless, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Love #2, 2012, 3″ x 5″, collage

Whether the images are nightmarish and terrifying or sexy and wish fulfillment, collage in a small space is an immediate, impactful, gratifying way to test drive ideas and visualize dreams.

GLOBAL WORKS COSTA RICA

CRX-1

A video of Costa Rica for Global Works Travel, a community service adventure travel program for high school students.

http://www.globalworkstravel.com

With

Jenny Wetzig

Erin McMorrow

Esteban Arguedas Chacon

&

Danny Ferry

Music – “Gloom” Spada & Henry Saiz, Balance Music, 2011

Ferry Boat Films in Association with Global Works Travel

2012

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LOVE YOU IN ENGLISH

An immigrant reflects upon his predicament while a naturalization officer tracks him down. Based on the masterful poem by Suzi Q. Smith.

Written

by

Suzi Q. Smith

with

Charles Gaffield-Rosario

Katie French

Danny Ferry

Ann Parks

&

Told

by

Sia Urroz

Ferry Boat Films In Association With Sacred Cows Films

2012

Note:  This film was shot for the 2012 Spoken Word Cinema Challenge.  It was disqualified for its use of footage outside the parameters of the contest rules, but was graciously presented to a live audience, June 19th, 2012, at the Nomad Theater, Boulder, Colorado.

DIAMOND LIFE FILM PITCH

Diamond Life Film Pitch

I have had an intense connection with loss and betrayal and I have wondered about the concept of loyalty.  How are we loyal to one another?  How much are people willing to sacrifice to stay loyal to one another?  I’m a fan of heist films.  I love movies like Ocean’s Eleven and Heat and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where the heroes or heroines must plan a job, break in, find the treasure and escape with it.  In those films, there are double-crosses and the characters either get the treasure and they get away with it and ride off into the sunset or sometimes they don’t, and usually there’s a twist at the end.  My movie has all the characteristics of a big heist film and it’s exciting, but as I was writing I found I was more interested in the two main characters, their relationship and their need for each other.

I started thinking, “what if there was a heist film that took place where I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, but it was also an intimate look at loyalty and friendship?”  Sydney Valentine, the heroine of my screenplay, Diamond Life, is a forty one year old high school math teacher who is fired from her job and loses her husband to divorce.  But when Dela Barraza, her former partner and protégé, gets out of jail with the plan for a massive diamond heist, the opportunity arises to get back together and go at it again, just like old times.

The only problem is the unfinished business between Dela and Sydney concerning what happened at the botched job three years before when Dela was caught and thrown in jail.  Once the truth is out about where the money went, this puts the new score, their loyalty and friendship all at risk.  So Diamond Life is about a couple of diamond thieves with a chance at a big fortune, but mostly it is about an opportunity to absolve a past betrayal and hold on to the most precious thing of all: their friendship.

A full script is available upon request.

ferryboatfilms@gmail.com

(303) 501-0696

2012

WHERE OUR WATER WINDS UP

Patti Bleil’s 4th and 5th grade Water Festival presentation. A marble run represents the state of Colorado’s water use over the Continental Divide and down the Eastern Slope.

 —

2012