This is what happens when a friend asks you for a favor and you haven’t shot something in a long, long time. Haha.
The tale behind the clip: My friend Art has a serious passion for exercising. Triathlons, iron-man trials, biking, marathons, and what-have-you. You know what else Art likes a lot? BEER. Like, A LOT. So he had this cute idea kicking around in his head for a solid year and finally asked me to get over his place to shoot it. By the way, Art’s basement bar? One of the best places to hang and get snockered with drink.
A little bit of drama, a little bit of comedy, and a little bit of action over many, many years of learning the craft of acting. View clips from just a few of the 30+ short movies in which Jason Santo has acted over the past 15 years, including scenes from 2001’s “Marionettes,” 2009’s “Tweet,” 2004’s “Sex & the Model Agent” and 2003’s “Haunted.” Featuring some kick-ass music by Sixth Root.
It is a question asked by all of us. Each day, people live in fear, in pain, in love, and in joy, yet regardless of their differences, they all find a way to live. Written and directed by Jason Santo, Transients is an experimental short movie presenting a view of the people we encounter every day through an objective third person perspective. Along the way, we begin to understand that those forces affecting our lives may be closer than we think.
Shot on video as a filmmaker collaborative project at the first REwind Video Magazine Festival in August, 2001. Simply put, it was one of the best times being a young moviemaker that I ever had. Meeting all of these super great people from all over North America for the first time – all of them actors, directors, writers themselves – and guiding them through this insane project throught the streets of Rapid City, South Dakota: what a rush! Forever will be a life high point.