Friday, November 21, 2008

Check This...'Bedhead'

Bedhead is a short film made in 1991 directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez.

Made while he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Rodriguez shot the film with his brothers and sisters as actors and with his family and friends as crew.

The film was shot on black and white 16 mm film. It was then transferred to 3/4" videotape. Because he did not have the equipment to shoot sync sound the only dialogue is the voice over narration, because it does not have to be synched to anyone's lip movements.

The short film was then entered into several competitive film festivals, where it won cash prizes, money that Rodriguez then used to produce his first feature film, El Mariachi.

Check This... is a weekly feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

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