"Daybreak" was a finalist in the 2001 NextFrame Film Festival, sponsored by University Film & Video Association. "Daybreak" was also accepted into the 2001 Eclipse Film Festival (held in St. George, Utah).
"Daybreak" includes scenes at a party, a young man playing music for a young woman, and another couple driving to Las Vegas and walking around all night, before falling asleep in their car. A couple of the characters wield hand puppets. There is little actual dialogue. The sound is dominated by music. The film is not particularly narrative in form.
The film is described on the NextFrame website:
Daybreak observes a 12-hour period in the life of four young people. They are free to do whatever they want, but what do they want?"
The brief description on the BYU student film website reads:
"What to do. Where to go. Who to be." A night's journey and daybreak of four people.
A description on the Eclipse Film Festival website reads:
"Daybreak" observes an 18-hour period in the lives of four young people. Their interaction reflects different aspects of their individual identities and mirrors who they really are and who they want to be. The freedom of the moment is mixed with the insecurity about the identity and future of themselves.
"Daybreak" can currently be viewed online in QuickTime format.
a film by
director of photography
written & directed by
Jolene Yukes (sp?)
Arno Kempplainen (sp?)
Winston P. Chrin III (sp?)
Magnus Kennursen (sp?)
|Executive Producer||Stan Ferguson|
|1st Assistant Director||Chris Bowman|
|1st Assistant Camera||Dalan Granat|
|2nd Assistant Camera||Seth Smoot|
|Key Grip||Ryan Arvay|
|Sound Mixer||McKell Brockbank
|Boom Operator||McKell Brockbank|
|Make-up and Hair||Jennifer Graff
|Production Assistants||Doug Heder
|Craft Service||Kirstin Vuissa|
|Sound Editor||Vaughn Armstrong|
|Film Processed by||David Nauta
|Film Tranfer by||David Nauta
|Online Edit||Wynn Hougaard|
|Color Corrections||Bo Bahoravitch|
I'll Be Your Mirror
Performed by the Velvet Underground & WCO
Performed by Massive Attack
Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out
Performed by Bentley Rhythm Ace
Ooh Las Vegas
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Performed by Calexco
A Andorama da Prumanela (sp)
Performed by Madaedeus
BYU Department of Theatre & Media Arts
Ira & Mary Lou Fulton
Dean Hall at Hart's in American Fork
Dedicated to McKell Brockbank
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