Lucas is Here
Lucas returns home to face some uncomfortable truths.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
Starring Lance Daniels, Mel House, Tim Boardman, and Franklin Kavaler
production company: rubbertape
Written & Directed by Owen Lazur
Produced by Jeremy Truong
Cinematography by Robert Newman
Production Design by Rachel Brown
Edited by Kyle Sims
Color by Alexia Salingaros
Casting by Jack Launder
1st AD – Ingie Enan
1st AC – Linda Wu
2nd AC – Celeste Perlez
Gaffer – Max Maluso
Key Grip – Alex Kary
Swing – Samon Siripanichgon
Sound Mixer – Vivian Gisle
Boom Operator – Trey Deming
Wardrobe Designer – Alex Zemaitis
HMU – Lily Li
When I was in college I lived two hours away from my grandfather, but I rarely went to see him. During my third year he got sick, but still, I was hesitant; I didn’t want to acknowledge the pain of it, and I knew I would have to if I saw him. I would regret this later, of course. After he died, I realized how hopelessly good people are at ignoring the painful realities of our lives, even when it goes against our best interests.
I became interested in telling a story about someone who fails to confront something that really ought to be confronted, and in doing so creates a tragedy that would otherwise not have occurred. I wanted to explore that contradiction of human nature, and I also hoped that making the film would help me process the guilt I felt for not being there when I should have been.