In late 2016 I was burned out on the kinds of directing jobs I was getting, so I took a year off from directing for pay. I continued to work but only on projects where I could work for free. In that year I made a proof of concept with UCB Los Angeles, shot the Throwing Shade tour doc, directed a sizzle reel for a Comedy Central project, and made this short film with the brilliant Scout Durwood. Working in the horror genre was completely new for me and I LOVED it. On pure aesthetics this is the piece I’m most proud of from my volunteer period.