India Autry

Tag: mass incarceration

New “Love-Locked” Film: Frame Grabs & Behind-the-Scenes Photos

I just filmed my second short film adapted from my feature script. This time, I directed as well as writing, producing & starring.

“Love-locked” is about an interracial couple whose relationship is tested by the politics of mass incarceration.

Check out the cast & crew on IMDB, including my co-star Jason Griffith, the iconic voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon. Turns out he’s got a nice face and great dramatic acting chops too!

We got some amazing shots, thanks to my shot list and my amazing director of photography Matthew Canada.

Frame Grabs:

Behind-the-Scenes Photos:

Perfecting the bird’s eye view


Our gaffer extraordinaire Daniel Lipski

Prepping for the first shot

Prepping for the first shot

It’s always the toughest!

Our DP Matthew Benjamin Canada having some fun.

Lights, camera... you know the rest.

Lights, camera… you know the rest.

The film is being edited before it hits the festival circuit. Stay tuned!

“Brutally Yours” feature in pre-production

I’ve been deep in pre-production on the feature film since my return from Cannes.

The film includes the high-profile topic of mass incarceration.

Logline: An interracial couple struggles with alcoholism, childhood trauma and the racial inequalities of the criminal justice system.

I met with the co-writer of one of my favorite films, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Darius Marder, who wrote the script with my favorite director of all time, Derek Cianfrance. Darius was amazing inspiration for re-drafting my script.

I’m in talks with amazing people to be a part of this film:
Christina Hendricks (“Drive,” “Lost River”)

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Andrij Parekh – cinematography (“Blue Valentine,” “Half Nelson,” “Mississippi Grind”)

“Blue Valentine”

Erin Benach – costume designer (“Lost River,” “Half Nelson,” “Drive,” “Place Beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine”)

“Half Nelson”

RADiUS-TWC – acquisitions/sales (“Only God Forgives”)

I also met Reed Morano, a indie darling cinematographer and director (“Meadowland”) at Tribeca Film Fest in the spring. Also met at Tribeca: Ben Mendelsohn – “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Lost River,” Alex Orlovsky, producer of “Blue Valentine,” “Half Nelson” & “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga.