The Wig – a short film

I read The Wig by Brady Udall years ago. It’s a short short story, only about 3/4 of a page, but it knocked me out. So much sadness in so few words. You can really feel it, but you can also really see it.

We decided to make a short film and enter it into the My RODE Reel film competition. It was my first shot at film-making, but it was a lot of fun.

You can watch it here. Let me know what you think. It’s also pretty easy to find the short story online if you look around.



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Leslie says:

    I still have a lump in my throat. Fantastic job.


  2. femmeUNT says:

    So well done. I love how an old love of reading and writing, combined with a new love of screen-play writing and film making, are coming together to make our lives more creative.


  3. Patrick Harmon says:

    Incredibly written and acted! Wow! I’m thoroughly impressed! A lot of soul in a short film.


  4. Colette says:

    Beautiful and sad! Well done JC!! So talented in so many ways…


  5. joseph william stoltman says:

    Finally, a case where the film is better than the literature!


  6. joseph william stoltman says:

    Finally, a film better than its source literature!


  7. Laura Hayes says:

    That was awesome JC. I can’t believe that is your first effort. So talented. I can’t seem to find the story. Send me a link.


    1. JC says:

      I definitely had help. Two friends of mine, Jason Hall and Scott Carpenter, brought serious skills to the table. Not to mention the actors!


  8. Lau Desth says:

    So few words but so many things said. Thank you !


    1. JC says:

      I sure appreciate it. It certainly could be better, but we had a lot of fun making it. It was our first attempt at filmmaking.


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