Why make a short film: A Mission Statement

It's a valid question and one that has been posed often enough to warrant a front and center explanation on our webpage. Maybe the easiest way to answer is to cite a few of the countless examples of how it's worked for others. Wes Anderson started with a short film version of Bottle Rocket that got Columbia/Tri-Star interested enough to make the eponymous feature. Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie got him his break on Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Peter Sollet's short Five Feet High and Rising got him the studio financing to expand it into the feature Raising Victor Vargas. Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade was a short before it was a feature. David Lynch made a film called Six Figures Getting Sick before he made anything else. Steven Spielberg made a series of short films before anyone had ever heard his name.

Granted, these are only a handful of the more recognizable examples but dozens upon dozens of young writer/directors land agents and even directing jobs from well executed short films. That's what we're after. If you know any of us, you know that our overriding goal has always been to tell stories cinematically. Film played an important part in each of our lives growing up, we met in film school, and now we're working together in the film industry in New York City. This film is the logical next step. We have an award winning script on our side, a stable of solid industry contacts we've spent the last four years putting together, and the confidence and vision necessary to finally capitalize. We just need the chance. We hope you can help.

2003 Filmmakers.com/American Gem Short Script Competition Read Mitch and Tony's Interview 2003 Stellar Network Short Script Competition 2003 Fade In Magazine Screenwriting Awards
FRIJOLITO, GO! has also been selected for use in the 2004 screenwriting curricula for the Universtiy of New Hampshire and the University of Kentucky
Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson also wrote the feature DOWN THE DIRT ROAD: