Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #1

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Directed by Spencer Ortega

Short Narrative
USA | 8 minutes | 2014

A young man struggles with the balance between his love for dinosaurs and his social responsibilities.

Dinosaur-Spencer OrtegaSpencer Ortega
Director, Producer, Writer

Spencer Ortega is in his third year at the University of Wisconsin of Milwaukee. He started out on sets mostly doing sound, but his heart was always in cinematography. As his lighting skills improved, he was asked more to help in the grip department than sound and recently has been the Director of Photography for a variety of short films. His philosophy of shooting as much as possible and helping others shoot as much as possible has led him on many great cinematic adventures. Spencer has taken a lot of what he has learned from working on other sets and applied it to his own short films. He loves to use cinema to create new worlds and experiment with characters in peculiar situations. His film from his freshman year, “Balloons” played in the Shorts Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.

Dinosaur Poster

Film Information

Director: Spencer Ortega
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Language: English
Runtime: 8 min


Music: Olive Musique, Gyom, and Kevin MacLeod
Art Director: Aby Farrey
Sound Ops: 
Clayton Backes, Sean McDowell, and Katelyn Schulfer
Voice Artist: Alex Catalano
Assistant Camera:  Ben Sheetz, Josh Peterson, Louie Fisher, Daniel Lindsay
Key Cast: Colin Schultz, John Baiocchi , and Abby Farrey

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