The Eye Opener is a short micro film of a recreated scene from the film Honey Boy (2019) to serve as an acting showreel and also dedication to his mentor from Branden Garrett.

The idea was to shoot a dramatic scene with natural lighting in a way that would emphasize the expressed emotions and also to recreate a 70’s look and feel to the short.

Fun facts:
The look and feel of this film was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” (2019). Due to the unique time constraints for shooting this film the director decided that a low key look would work well with the 70s style wardrobe and location. Also due to green colored curtains the entire room had a slightly greenish cast. So a complimentary color grad was designed.
The director also served as an extra in the shots where other people were visible and at the same time used the boom mic to record production audio.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič.