It’s October 30th, 1980 in the mountainous California town of Grangerland. Jacki is back in town to throw an early Halloween party for her and some old friends. The party is over and everybody has gone home, or have they?
As Bryan was growing up in East Texas and numerous cities in California, he was largely unaware of his ability to tell stories or write music. The solitude from the constant moving and organ/pianos in the house had a huge influence on his desire to escape with music and television. After High School he made the decision to move back to San Jose, CA for college with a degree in Film. Bryan began working at a local NBC television station and performing as a lead guitarist for the band The Trims, playing festivals across the country and even landing music on MTV’s The Real World. It wasn’t until he started working in Post-Production at Apple Inc. that he realized he could combine his strengths into composing music for video full-time. Bryan is currently a Creative at Apple Inc. who continues to write music, produce and has now ventured into the narrative film territory with “The Party’s Over”.
“The Party’s Over” is my very first film and the accomplishment of a lifelong dream. This film is a homage to the filmmakers and composers my older brothers and I grew up idolizing. We would watch movies on our old tube television in the living room and just get lost in the stories by John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg and George Romero. This story was meant to be a ride that is a throwback to the episodic films and shows of the 80’s. The team and I hope audiences get lost in the nostalgia, story and overall mood this short film carries.