Madison Burge and I executive produced The Substitute, a short film staring Lorelei Linklater based upon a story of the same name by David Lubar, five years ago this April. While I managed to secure locations, cast and crew, nothing would have occurred if Kat Candler had not skillfully guided the pre-production of the film so we were actually prepared when filming started. Looking back, I remember the production was filled with countless educational moments since it was my first film set to manage; however, perhaps because we were so young and enthusiastic about filmmaking, the set was filled positive energy and general excitement. Bootler, the film's director, also helped matters by making certain everyone achieved his particular artistic vision.
Our film was never submitted to film festivals due to copyright laws, but it was uploaded to YouTube; during the last five years it has reached nearly 17,000 views. I am still impressed with the overall quality of the film, because the average age on the set was 14 or 15-years-old. Although I could continue my praise, I hope you will discern your own opinion by watching the movie below.