Brendan Prost is a 23 year old DIY filmmaker, university student, and radio show host. Best known as the creator of Choch and Generation Why.

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Choch - Now Available Online and on DVD

Now Available

At long last, my second feature film Choch is now available to rent and own. We are utilizing an innovative new distribution platform called Distrify to offer an instant stream of the entire movie in glorious high-definition for $3.99, a downloadable HD rip that you can keep on your computer to share and watch whenever you want for $8.99, and we will of course also be selling our self-authored limited edition DVD for $15.

Get paid to share

Why Distrify? Well, on top of the flexible delivery and payment options the platform offers, the most attractive element to me was the sharing incentive system. With Choch on Distrify, whenever you share our video player on your website, blog, or social network, you will receive 30% of whatever revenue we garner from people buying or renting the film from that widget that you shared. It is to your advantage as well as ours that Choch circulates to as many people as possible. Get paid to support independent film!

Support my new project

I am currently in the pre-production stages of my new feature film project and will be directing all revenue raised from rentals and sales of Choch towards funding that project. If you enjoyed Choch, Generation Why, and my other projects, you can help me produce new work by buying or renting the film and spreading our video widget.

On September 1, 2012 at around 5:30am I wrapped principal photography on my third narrative feature film. I’ve been a bit mum about the details so far because the pre-production during the early part of the summer kept me quite busy, and I wasn’t able to offer proper updates during the shooting period because the schedule was so rigorous. But now that I have some time, let me briefly tell you a bit about this new project.

The film is a relationship drama that tells a story I’ve had spinning around in my head in some form or another for almost three years now. It follows a young couple (Jamie and Kacie) as they slowly begin to recognize a malaise in their long term relationship. As they each separately deal with feelings of isolation, disconnect, restlessness, boredom, and frustration, their relationship is also threatened by the presence of an outsider, which threatens to bring things to an even more abrupt halt. Unwilling to end their relationship, but discontent with a continuance of the same, Jamie and Kacie struggle to reconfigure the dynamics of their relationship to suit their new emotional selves and their new circumstances.

It’s changed a lot from it’s initial incarnation, in accordance with my own emotional experiences in different relationships that have changed me over time. It’s evolved into a film that, at it’s most basic, is about two powerful opposing forces locked in conflict: the things that bring people together, and the things that drive people apart. But it also deals with the naiveté of a first breakup, sexual liberalization, emotional unfaithfulness, and the blurring boundaries between our friends and romances. It is easily my rawest and most candid piece of writing that I have ever endeavoured to turn into a film, and I am both terrified and enlivened by the possibility of sharing it with an audience. For me, making the film is an important step in clarifying and turning a critical eye toward some unresolved personal narratives.

I’m pleased to have collaborated with actor Zach White again on this project, and I’m also thrilled to have made a group of talented new friends who have made the film with me. Most especially lead actress Taylor Hastings, a hugely impressive and natural performer with an extraordinary emotional versatility. The cast also features the superb work of Vancouver actors Jenn Kobelt, Dayleigh Nelson, Arianna McGregor, Ian McAndrew, Teresa Laverty, and Aaron Turner. Spaces and Reservations also marks my first feature film photographed in collaboration with a cinematographer, thanks to my friend from SFU, the abundantly resourceful Jeremy Cox. Along with Jeremy, I was also lucky enough to mine the skills and experience of a group of terrific film students acting as eager crew members. Never before have I been so fortunate to have so much help in the production of my film.

As you can probably tell already, Spaces and Reservations is quite a large project. The script was 104 pages and 91 scenes long, and included many opportunities for extended improvisation. I fully expect the editing and post-production work on this beast to take me into February at the very least. So please be patient friends and film fans, and I will promise to keep you updated on my progress.

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