short film by Paavo Hanninen

Caleb calls Amelia after a failed date during quarantine to discuss an urgent health-related matter.

Genre: Short, Dark Comedy

Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Composer: Paavo Hanninen

Starring: Jamie Neumann, Yamil Rodriguez

Director of Photography: Alex Hennen Payne

“I Think I’m Dying” is a corona rom-com about two isolated, paranoid individuals reconnecting during quarantine. We spoke to Paavo Hanninen, NOLA filmmaker, about making this corona short.

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Where did you guys shoot and when?

“We filmed “I Think I’m Dying” in one day at our actor Yamil Rodriguez’s house in New Orleans. Originally it was meant to be at night with rain, but that was way too complicated for our crew size so we changed it to early morning–no rain.”

What was your post-production process like?

“Post-production was chill. We borrowed a guitar and amplifier for the shoot, so I recorded the score with our sound mixer, Justin Ditch, on the set on the same day after we wrapped filming.”

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What’s your favorite shot in the video?

“My favorite shot of the video is probably the last shot of the film because I enjoy the pay-off of the score being played on-screen.”

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What are you looking to direct next? What are you excited about now?

“I have a couple of more shorts that I want to make, but my next primary filming goal is my feature film, Remote View, which was a finalist for the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony and WarnerMedia South Pitch. It’s a story set in the deep south about UFOs, psychic communication, and the dangers of living inside echo chambers.

If you’d like to read more about I Think I’m Dying, you can check out our feature/review on Short of the Week

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