Portfolio Category: The Journal

The Journal

The Journal is Surrealist Pictures' first short feature film. It tells the story of Shawn, a father who has suffered a tragedy that he was never prepared to face. He is consumed with grief and devoid of happiness. Finding a book in the park that mysteriously writes strange messages within itself doesn't help his situation.…
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The Journal – The Making of

The Journal was filmed entirely in and around the historic suburb of Summit, New Jersey. The outdoor scenes were shot at Reeve's Reed Arboretum a historic garden in Summit. Joyce Zemsky the event manager for the Arboretum gave The Journal cast and crew complete access to the entire property as well as the Wisner House. The interior…
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The Journal Spot

A short video that explored what the alternate dimension where the centerpiece of the film "The Journal" may have come from was also shot on the same day that above promo was filmed. A fog machine being run over ice was used to get the effect of the slow moving clouds and a small Kick…
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The Journal – Cast and Crew

The Journal included an international cast and crew with a variety of different on set experiences that added to the overall production quality of the finished film. The project would not have been possible without the dedication and creativity that all the members brought when they showed up for work each day. The production schedule…
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