A young man loses himself in his apartment as he is haunted by his memories.
Starring Greg Fenton, Judith Berg, Russell Oliver, Alex Ranalli, and Alicia Zyburt
Written/Directed/Edited by Nate Hapke
Produced by Nate Hapke, Alex Ranalli, and Alicia Zyburt
DoP Vincent Derise
Gaffer Mike Moates
Production Sound by Nicholas Lingo
Music by Dylan Price
My senior thesis film was based on my short story "When Life Hands You Lemons, You Have to Save Them." I wrote the short story when I was 13 and had always envisioned that I would adapt it into a feature length screenplay at some point, as it had such a rich backstory and I knew what it could be. The story centers around Alvin Finkel, the former co-host of the most watched talk show in Great Britain, who is haunted by his memories on the last day of his life. I decided to adapt it for my senior thesis film because I was confident in my ability to distill the story into a few scenes and adapt it for what I had at my disposal to showcase my storytelling ability. What did I have? A limited budget and college aged kids. Alvin Finkel was now an early twenties man who was haunted by his memories on the last day of his life. I still have such fond memories of loading everyone in the car and driving up to my producer’s grandparent’s summer side cabin to film for however long it took to get what we needed in the can. With an incredibly dedicated cast and crew, made up of classmates and my best friends/roommates, we made something that I am still so proud of. This film was my first to get into an international film festival as an official selection. I am currently adapting the short story into the feature screenplay The Death of Alvin Finkel.
The Film and the Theatrical Trailer
Behind the Scenes!
Winner - Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2014 Trinity International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2014 Yonkers Film Festival
Official Selection, 2014 Trinity International Film Festival
Official Selection, Carol North Schmuckler New Filmmakers Showcase at the 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival