This short was adapted, directed and produced by Jude Gerard Prest
Based on a short story by iconic author, Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane). WCGTFYW is one of the short stories featured in Gaiman’s best-selling collection “Smoke and Mirrors”. Gaiman also narrates the film.
The film's stars are: Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Final Destination, Matlock, Getting Grace) and Brian Howe (Justified, Westworld, Catch Me if You Can, Gran Torino, Game Change).
The VISUAL EFFECTS were supervised by Richard Kidd (CATALYST MEDIA) - (Titanic, Twilight, Matrix Revolutions, Man on a Ledge)
The SPECIAL EFFECTS house - GLOBAL EFFECTS (The Last Samurai, The Right Stuff, Mars Attacks) built my props and sets.
"For We Can Get Them For You Wholesale... Good Luck and thanks to all of you. Great acting and well done, Jude."
"Prest's direction shows the kind of confidence and sure-handedness that should translate easily into feature films and episodic television."
"With Gaiman's blessing and assistance, Jude Gerard Prest has adapted the story "We Can Get them For You Wholesale" into a truly unique and visually impressive piece. It's funny, it's creepy, and it makes you think. This is a short film and director that shows real promise."
"Jude Prest's short film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story: "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale" is a fun ride of how we in society can be shortsighted. With a nice touch on performances and creative use of the camera, Jude took the story and adeptly used humor and drama to illuminate the human nature of being frugal. Since I know Jude had a limited budget and a few days to film, I was impressed on how he created interesting sets and locations, used visual effects and cast impressive actors. He adeptly weaved the arc of Daniel Roebuck to culminate in an apocalyptic ending! This film shows Jude’s ability to direct a project that has quality production and intricate storytelling."
"Despite Brian Howe's involvement, I agreed to join the cast of...
No, I'm just kidding. I have wanted to work with Jude for a long time as I have always admired his work. Collaborating once more with one of my favorite actors (yes, that Brian Howe) was the icing on the cake! This was a great and fulfilling experience thanks to the talents of Jude Gerard Prest and the rest of his wonderful cast and crew. There is no doubt that Mr. Prest is a director about whom we will be hearing great things in the future."
"Normally, I would have said no. Normally, I would have passed or found an excuse to be busy or out of town. A mutual friend recommended me and after talking with Jude and getting his assurances that the film would be completed in one weekend, for some reason I relented. I could not have imagined or wished for a better experience. I was amazed and impressed with Jude's ability to know what he wants, how to get it, who to hire, how to treat his people and keep his word. He communicated impeccably and clearly which really helped move things along. But he also listened and appreciated input from anyone willing to help. The experience was great and the final product is something I can point to and feel proud of. Thanks, Jude. Job very well done. Don't forget me when you go big."
Based on the hit video game - Payday the Heist, Payday: The Web Series is a 6-episode action-packed series featuring: Bokeem Woodbine, Dash Mihok and LaVar Burton. Prest co-produced and acted in the series directed by Damien Lichtenstein (3000 Miles to Graceland).
View the whole series HERE.
Prest Directed & Executive Produced this scripted comedy/documentary hybrid special for Animal Planet through partnership between his banner - LifeLike Productions and TVAcom Film & TV. Based on Prest's hit documentary feature: Rabbit Hash - Center of the Universe, Mayor Dog continues the ongoing true story of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky - a town that actually elected a DOG as their mayor! The special was narrated by political satirist and host: Ben Stein.
View more MAYOR DOG here.
Prest directed this speck comedy commercial for Doritos Superbowl challenge. Produced by Prest and Tom Crawford.
Prest Directed, Wrote and Executive Produced this spoof of 1970's Crime shows and the TV Biography genre. Part of a short film, this sequence "Run Piñata, Run" appeared in the half hour satire, short film, "The Life and Times of Delbert Delvechio". Prest also stars as the bio's title Subject.
Annalese - The Exorcism Tapes is a "Found Footage" horror film set in the 1970's and very loosely based on the real life exorcism of Annalese Michel in Germany. Due to its very tight budget, the film was shot in one location in only 5 days with mostly German Speaking actors. A mix of practical and VFX were used in the project as well as different period cameras and filters to mimic the film look of the era. Prest directed the film.
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