from the mind of Rob Bowen
whatsabudget is my brainchild. my artistic voice visualized and focused through a cinematic narrative. it is my retreat from the world, and my attempts to make sense of it. an independent spirit naturally fit in the world of independent filmmaking.
in 2012, I began making short films as a means to explore and teach myself this potent and expressive medium. over 20 short films later (and growing), I continue to use this short form storytelling tool to hone and grow my voice as an indie filmmaker and artist.
Red Ever Grows Red Ever Tires, aka REGRET, was an experimental short of Lynchian spirit. And while I normally prefer to stay behind the camera, the loose and guerilla style making of this short required that I take one of the two leading parts. Of the three shorts I started over the summer, this one has my favorite scene and performance (from the amazing Josh Rotunda) of them all. It’s the scene pictured below, and rooted in Lynch’s Lost Highway.
The short was instantly a favorite of mine, just because of the themes that allowed me to explore a more surreal and experimental narrative style of storytelling. Getting to work with some of my favorite people again, and some for the first time, I loved bringing them all together and seeing how they all brought such new and interesting life to these characters and situations.
more from the wabf fam!
we recently had the privilege of participating in the Winter 2018 Transmission Presents trilogy – making a short horror film called By the Blood using the Winter’s theme Puritan. This was such a fun project to be part of, and we had an amazing cast to pull it all together!
the film takes on the genre’s, and to an extent the industry’s, punishment of female driven sexuality, and the violence that typically receives. This also gave me an opportunity to play with other horror conventions, given the themes and commentary it carries.
Rob is available for hire as a freelance editor, director, or writer. He is also available for other comments and inquiries, so hit him up below.
Colorado Springs, CO