Set in the midst of the Second World War, Exit Wound chronicles three American soldier's attempts to rejoin their company as they are forced to take on an unlikely ally. Returning home utterly unscathed, one of the trio finds that some wounds lie deeper than the skin.
I began this film some eleven months ago with only a few stock lenses, a DSLR now no less than three generations old, which I had, incidentally, owned for no more than a few months at the time, and a very limited knowledge of the world of film. Of course, I'd read countless articles detailing exactly how one should direct and what particular camera angles to use and when, but the fact is, all those elegant camera angles and "Ten Useful Tips on How to Make Your Film Worth Watching" simply don't add quite add up to ten when you're director, writer, cinematographer, cameraman, focus puller, sound technician, editor, colorist, script supervisor ---- well, you get the idea. Truthfully, they don't add up at all when it comes to taking a film from script to screen, particularly with a one man crew: The only things which have any relevance in the matter are patience and determination. So, that being said, I have but one bit of counsel for first-time filmmakers: Learn. I did.
Written and directed by ZACK CHALMERS
Cast (in order of appearance) SAM DELONG as David ALEX CHALMERS as Nathan JOHN DELONG as Philip ROGER CHALMERS as Hans
Special effects by ANDREW MORRIS
Music written and performed by SAM DELONG and ALEX CHALMERS
Special thanks to LORI DELONG, ROGER CHALMERS and ARIANE DELONG, BRYAN and TONI DELONG, SARAH DELONG, JOHN and MELISSA DELONG, ROSIE DELONG, ELLA DELONG, ROBIN MORRIS and LISA GROTH, and the inhabitants of FRIPP ISLAND, SC, who allowed us to shoot this film
Very special thanks to MAHLON and MARY DELONG, without whom this film would not have been possible
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4