Sometimes projects come to our attention randomly. Friends of friends of friends that are creating a short, writing a script, filming a movie, or editing a documentary. So many different creative paths, and every single one of them an incredible mountain to climb.
Making your own film is nothing short of a miracle. It takes a ton of courage, it takes a lot of work, the right mix of talent, guts, experience, luck, timing, and people to make it happen. We know this for a fact here at Sutro Studios, where most of our work has been in the corporate or non-profit domains.
For the past year already we've been writing notes and little ideas for what hopefully becomes our first official short film, but these things always take a while to develop and become ready for prime-time. Ever so picky with story elements, and the right feel and flow for a film, we haven't had the guts to dive head first into making our first film yet. It will happen one day, but until then, we keep getting inspired by all the work we stumble upon around us.
And so comes MILES. A while back, I was approached by my friend Oliver Daly who I've known for years, about his idea for a short film. It sounded epic, it sounded incredible, and when I read the script I knew he was into something special.
I was fortunate enough to give some notes throughout production and post, and I couldn't be more excited to share now his project to all of you. I'm incredibly (and insanely) proud of what Oliver and his team accomplished. This little movie is great, beautifully shot, edited, graded, and composited together in the end, and it really breathes a world that I want to see more of.
And I am happy to also share the news that Oliver was signed by WME, who will now package the short for potential transition into a feature film. Amazing. These things don't happen easily, and seeing it come from such a talented guy like Oliver Daly is the most inspiring thing we've seen this week.
Our congrats to the whole team, and please please please go watch the short now, and share it with your friends.