Well I did black and white, (actually called Gloom on my friends editing program, hints where the title came from) to give the viewer a feeling of the depressed state the character was in. His addiction towards the drug (laughter) was bringing him down, and the only way to relive the depression was to laugh. So at the end, after the character watched the short cartoon, he became relived, happy, as if he took a hit of something illegal. And if you noticed color was brought into the ending scene, as if the characters self being was finally relived, extinguishing all depression.
The way QT inspired me was to act different then any other writer/director out there. Trying to do my own thing. Being unorthodox about filming. My first film I have ever seen from QT was Kill Bill. There I knew I loved this director/writer because he sets himself aside from the norm of film. He was different. I wanted that, I didn’t want to be that writer/director that was like everyone else. I made this film so when viewers watch it, they can have any reaction they want from it. Hate, love, funny, sad…anything. I didn’t want to make a film where I forced the viewer to feel what I want them to feel. Sure, my feelings played a big part during writing/directing, but that didn’t mean I wanted the viewer to feel what I did. I want them to choose. Thanks again for the criticism. It will help alot for my next film
Oh by the way…this short film was actually longer. I had to cut alot of it out for this festival.