“Extortion” a neo-noir short film by Sam

This video was written, shot, and edited in one day. I edited the video on Sony Vegas Platinum 11. I wrote, produced, directed, edited and was the cinematographer and art director. I also acted Marcus alongside Shaun Hathaway playing Joey.

The movie is styled as a neo-noir movie, with a unique visual style. I made the film pure black and white; no grays. The style is influenced by noir works such as “Pi”, “L.A. Noir”, and “Sin City”.

The suit is a reference to Tarantino‘s “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs”, and the boss’ name is a “Pulp Fiction” reference as well. The music is the theme to Darren Aronofsky’sPi

We shot the video in a secluded parking lot behind an abandoned building. Someone saw us filming and thought it was real (a compliment to our acting!) and called the police. The police showed up and we had to explain to them that we were just shooting a movie.

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