Never A Child (2018)
My BFA Thesis Film, Never A Child is my Grandfather’s story. Refugees during World War II, my family was exposed to the horrors of war and the survival skills necessary to live in a conflict. This is a story of survival and of love. When all that you have is your family, you will fight to provide.
When faced with the illness of his Mother in the aftermath of global war, Laszlo and his father must provide through any means necessary. In this case providing came in the form of a peculiar hunting trip. Faced with having to hunt in secrecy, my Great Grandfather came up with a creative solution. This is that story. It’s an important story. Please join me in creating a celebration of my Grandfather’s strange life and a celebration of family.
Originally premiered as part of "Three Nights of Moving Light: 2018 Film/Video Senior Thesis Festival" Night Three: "Who is the Dreamer?" on May 5, 2018.
"Brooks" Balkan as Young Laszlo
Rob Narkiewicz as Laszlo's Father
Emma Whisler as Maria
Mike Weiner as Police Officer
Written, Directed, Edited - Zachariah Suto
Director of Photography - Ben Grant
Executive Producer - Robert Suto
Assistant Director - Luke "Crater Maker" Taylor
Gaffer/Grip - Kyle Cardoza
Grip - Jaryd Massaro
Grip - Matt Sylvester
Production Assistants - Allison Suto, Robert Suto
Craft Services - Heather Suto
Concept Art - Claudia Martin
Special Thanks To
Christina Wahlig, Saul Levine, Joe Briganti, Luther Price, Kendall Pestana, Kim Keown, Nancy Salzer, Ericka Beckman, Soon-mi Yoo, Dan & Jenny Barnard, MassArt Film/Video Department, BorrowLenses.com