My College Movies
May 30th, 2005 | Back to Blog Listing

When starting my university career back in 1997 at the University of Texas at Austin, my first major (of any real dedication) was film. More specifically RTF or Radio, Television, and Film. I kept on this path for about 2 years and inevitably wound up making a number of short films. In some cases the films were made for myself, in others they were made for class projects. If you would like to see some media saved from these films, please click on the links below.

Please note that all work is copyrighted by Kevin Ludlow and can not be used or duplicated without the explicit consent of Kevin Ludlow.


Klaus Wagner in Alive April Chase

Part of the opening sequence
Alive April Chase

Running Time: 3 minutes 20 seconds
Shoot Date: March 8 - 12, 1999
Release Date: March 23, 1999
Cast: Klaus Wagner, additional names to be released
Specifications: Super 8mm
Genre: Comedy / Animation
Notes: Ludlow's first movie shot on film. The piece was just over 3 minutes long and contained stop action animation as well as hand drawn animation. It follows a newspaper comic hero.


The opening action sequence from Bill's Day

Jeff Smith at Quix
Bill's Day

Running Time: 2 minutes
Shoot Date: May 1 - May 5, 1999
Release Date: May 6, 1999
Cast: Carey Quackenbush : The Driver, Vance Kotrla : The Passenger, Jeff Smith : Money Ower, Laura Kennemer (Edwards) : Girl, Sunni Graham (Graves) : Letter Girl, Quix Clerk : as himself
Specifications: Digital 8mm
Genre: Action / Mystery
Notes: Shot for a film class, this 2 minute video follows a random storyline with action.

Return of the Forest Monster

Running Time: 75 minutes
Shoot Date: Summer 2003
Release Date: November 8, 2003
Cast: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383593/fullcredits
Specifications: DV, 1.78: 1
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Notes: A long time friend of mine, Vance Kotrla, has made a number of independent films, this is one of them. He shot the film over the summer of 2003 and needed a few of his friends to act in it. I didn't have a very large role, but I was in the film no less. Sadly, I get eaten by the forest monster.You can view the movie trailer (4.75mb .WMV)

... or visit the movies home page at http://www.brokenimage.net/rotfmwmv.html.

Suicide

Running Time: 18 minutes
Shoot Date: December 1998 - January 1999
Release Date: January 19, 1999 (trailer only)
Cast: Victor Perez : Joe / Mr. Sabatini, Kevin Ludlow: The Blue Guy
Specifications: VHS C / 8mm
Genre: Action / Mystery
Notes: Shot over Christmas with friend Victor Perez. Perez also wrote and directed the film with Ludlow.


Kim Ludlow starring as Mary
The Cross of Mary

Running Time: 5 minutes
Shoot Date: December 1998
Release Date: (not released)
Cast: Kim Ludlow : Mary
Specifications: 8mm Video
Genre: Drama
Notes: After casting his sister to do this project, Ludlow created a dramatic silent piece to the score of an inspirational song.

When the Son Rises

Running Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds
Shoot Date: April 24-30, 1999
Release Date: May 4, 1999
Cast: Daniel Putt : Father, Klaus Wagner : Younger Son, Kevin Ludlow : Older Son, Kim Ludlow : Bendaw the Servant, Heather Kominczak : Passing Lady
Specifications: Digital 8mm
Genre: Biblical
Notes: Experimental film piece shot with family and friends. A biblical piece with changed dialogue to fit the times. Depicted in pre-Judeo-Christian times. The only song used in the piece is my so called 'A Song'. (See: A Song)