Producer, UPM, 1st AD

This creepy, slow burn sci-fi short follows Jeff, a washed-up cyclist, who gets a job requiring him to bike alone in a concrete room for hours.
“Where do the wires go?” “Don’t ask questions.”

I was asked to be a part of the project once the pre-production process was behind schedule, just a month before shooting. I weathered the storm by staying meticulously organized and gathering all necessary resources from eccentric locations, and crew members, to hard-to-find props. I helped oversee and coordinate the entire production process, from building a large set for three days to executing an 11 day shoot on a sound stage and other locations. I brought the film from being on the verge of cancellation on the eve of the first day of shooting to being accepted and screened at the HollyShorts Film Festival in 2016.

The Job premiered at the Academy-Award qualifying festival, Hollyshorts, in the world famous Mann’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Additionally, the short also screened at the Anthology Film Archives as part of the New Filmmakers Festival.

Starring: Paul Sheehan & James Jelkin
Directed by Nick Blatt
Written by Erik VanBezooijen & Nick Blatt
Produced by David Goldberger // Nick Blatt // Bruce Ian // Susan Glickman
Director of Photography: Joseph DePasquale
Production Designer: Rachel Gerlach
Unit Production Manager: David Goldberger
Composer: Pedro Curvello
Sound Design & Re-Recording Mix: Mihir Chitale
1st Assistant Director: Peter Zachwieja
1st Assistant Camera: Christie Lietzell // Stephen Roll
Gaffer: Matt Morgan
Key Grip: Leo Purman
Grips: Zach lowry // Robert Newman // Cale Nicholas // Shaun Webber // Calum Shaw
Production Sound Mixers: Sam Yang // Theodoric Wells // Dominick Chang
Art Director: Jack breene
Set Design & Construction: Gerard Gerlach & Allegra Gerlach
Makeup: Kathryn Ruhl
Wardrobe & Makeup Assistant: Benjamin Sottak
Location Managers: Nicholas Metcalf // Elizabeth Arenberg // Sean Ruch // Jermaine Encarnacion // Kim Cunningham
Production Assistants: Caroline Poole // Brenda Wong // Emma Weiss // Tamara Johnson // Kadi Tsang
Co-starring: Boomer Tibbs // Fitz tim // Daniel Beason
Special Thanks: Laszlo Santha
“Only You” Performed by The Platters // Courtesy of Fred Balboni // Universal/Def Jam, You Dig It Records

The Job (2016) from Nicholas Blatt on Vimeo.