Using vivid cinematography and a thought provoking storyline, ‘Freedom’ was Elizabeth June’s first debut as a writer and vocalist and my first time directing. After completion it on to win 10 awards worldwide including making an appearance on MTvU as ‘Film of the Week’ and ‘Best Film on Campus’.
With nothing more than a few work lights from the local hardware store, a digital camera and a $300 budget for props, ‘Freedom’ was brought to life in a tiny, one bedroom apartment in Winter Park, Florida. Upon it’s completion, ‘Freedom’ went on to win 9 awards worldwide including being named ‘Best Film on Campus’ & ‘Film of the Week’ at MTv University.
This was my first opportunity to share with the world my skills as a director, editor and producer all in one. Whether it was building sets, purchasing props and costumes or setting up lights and rolling the camera, ‘Freedom’ was my first attempt at showcasing my talents on a low budget project that had enough impact to be noticed by the ADAA (Adobe Design Achievement Awards) for editing and design.
Working with a $300 budget and having less than four days of production to film and edit in its completion, it was this first impression in the film and arts communities that allowed me to continue my work with other musicians to this day.
Elizabeth June ‘Freedom’
Directed By: Gabriel Haze
Produced By: HAZE Multimedia
Using cardboard, threaded box tape and sticker-backed images, the handmade ‘Freedom’ press kit was designed to emulate the artist’s video with raw materials and construction.