The Hiking Courier! is a competitive film I wrote, directed, shot, and edited for the 2015 MC3 Five Day Film Festival.
Thanks to a hilarious performance from Steve Viola we were able to snag the coveted Audience Favorite award.
I wanted this piece to be epic, calling back to such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark. Shooting on a 16:9 aspect ratio, I gave myself some additional breathing room in the frame so that I'd be able to easily crop to 2.35 while editing. Additionally the 35mm film grain overlay and faded color grade helped me achieve a somewhat nostalgic feeling.