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An Asteroid Apocalypse Brings a Patient and Her Therapist Together in Quirky New Short

Press Kitchen, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Northern Lights' Chris Hengeveld handled the colour correction for 'Let's Not Panic'

An Asteroid Apocalypse Brings a Patient and Her Therapist Together in Quirky New Short

New York city streets are eerily barren as an insecure Brooklynite battles her neuroses with a love expedition in 'Let’s Not Panic.' The 11-minute short, written and directed by Heather Jack, finds NYC under threat of an imminent asteroid and follows the quest of twenty-something Sadie from Brooklyn to Manhattan to reunite with the man she loves—her therapist. Click here to view the trailer and see below to view the 11-minute short film. The short, which already had a successful festival run, couples dark humour with witty and self-aware dialogue that will send audiences off with a few laughs and a dose of optimism. Having previously lent her talents as a writer and producer to a number of narrative films, online content, and branded entertainment, “Let’s Not Panic” is Jack’s directorial debut. 

NY-based post production house Northern Lights' Chris Hengeveld handled the colour correction for the short, and sister graphics shop Mr. Wonderful crated the implausibly empty city streets in post production, seamlessly removing people and cars from overhead street shots. The artfully deserted streets and quirky cast of characters that are woven into each other’s paths deliver a refreshingly positive viewpoint on the city—even in an apocalyptic climate. Notes Jack, “Everyone is imperfect, everyone is a little bit weird, and that’s all relatable. This film is more about self acceptance, about acknowledging your own issues and embracing them—without taking things too seriously.”

Post Production / VFX

Visual Effects: Mr. Wonderful

Colourist: Chris Hengeveld

Post Production House: Northern Lights

Production Company

Director: Heather Jack

Writer: Heather Jack

Genre: Storytelling