SUNDOGS SHORT SHOOT by Elizabeth Chatelain

The last day of shooting in the badlands of North Dakota

The last day of shooting in the badlands of North Dakota

After eight days of shooting in North Dakota and Minnesota, we wrapped principal photography on the Sundogs short. Now on to post production!

BERLINALE SCRIPT STATION 2016 by Elizabeth Chatelain

Presenting  Sundogs  at the Berlinale Script Station 2016.

Presenting Sundogs at the Berlinale Script Station 2016.

I am very honored to have been a part of the Berlinale Script Station 2016. This past week I learned a great deal about character development within the screenwriting process, and how I can use that in Sundogs to create a more meaningful and authentic story. I was grateful to have as my mentor Gyula Gazdag, an accomplished writer/director and professor based in L.A., originally from Hungary. He led me to the core of my story and showed me how to make it grow.

My colleagues during the week were brilliant young filmmakers from all over the world, many with their debut feature scripts. From Israel to Argentina to Taiwan, everyone's story came from a unique and personal place. The experience left me inspired to continue working on my own unique story in Sundogs.