Checking in with MPS Grant Winner Daniel Laabs
Writer/Director Daniel Laabs on a location scout in October 2015.
Daniel has directed five short films to date, the likes of which have screened at SXSW, the Dallas International Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto, the Maryland Film Festival, and the New Orleans Film Festival, to name a few. Daniel and DP Greta Zozula (the Sundance film The Immaculate Reception) are gearing up to shoot on location in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains in January (brrr!) on the Arri Alexa. Jules received $3000 in equipment rentals; Dan, Greta, and the rest of the crew believe the MPS grant will help fill in some gaps in their equipment needs. They’re shooting in an area without a production house and will be sourcing gear from across the country. “Since our main core team is based in Dallas, anything we bring with us to Pennsylvania will be a little piece of home,” said Daniel. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with MPS & AFS as we prepare to make this film.” And we can’t wait to see it on the big screen!