My Professional Writing major granted me access to a lot of film equipment. I took full advantage of it my senior year.

I wrote, produced, and co-directed a short screenplay called ‘Shallow Yet Viscous.’ It was a three day shoot at three different locations, with over a dozen actors.

I lost the majority of the video files when I moved out to LA, but I found this rough cut buried on a hard drive. The quality definitely is lacking and the aspect ratio somehow got screwed up. Additionally our composer bailed on us so I just put some songs I liked on top of it.

Shallow Yet Viscous from Michael Babbish on Vimeo.

Production was a success for the most part. I’m not 100% happy with the end result, and certainly regret not having audio. But for our limited resources it turned out OK.

Basically, the story is about a college kid who finds a discarded call number in the library. His curiosity fuels him to search for the mystery book. As he wanders around the library on his quest, apparitions of his future appear within the bookshelves.

Songs by Gasoline Heart, Mewithoutyou, and Titus Andronicus. I don’t have any rights or permission, but since it is a student film I believe it is fair use.