Ditch | short film

Ditch is a passion project written by Adrian Elliot and Blake Bogosian based on Blake’s childhood growing up in the San Fernando Valley, CA. The film was meant to capture the textures, life and nostalgia of being an awkward high school student growing up in the valley struggling to fit in and cope with family drama. It was been accepted in to many film festivals and won “Best Narrative Short Film of 2017” in the NYLA International Film Festival.


Directed by Adrian Elliot

Executive Producers: Blake Bogosian & Adrian Elliot

Written by Adrian Elliot & Blake Bogosian with Jonathan Melnick

Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Editor: Blake Bogosian
Producer: Marisa Garay

Matt: Matthew Nikitow
Mom: Tessa Auberjonois
Sarah: Stephanie Lovie Underwood
Man: Danny Bick
Daniel: Chris Andrew Ciulla

Assistant Director: Liz J. Brown
Associate Producer: Aya Carpio

First Assistant Camera: Brent Johnson, Kathryn Begle
Second Assistant Camera: Mimi Cave, Sadé Robinson

Gaffer: Tyler Lee Cushing
Key Grip: Tyler Johnson-Williams
Best Boy Grip: RJ Saraza

Production Sound Mixer: Jeremy Sugalski
Boom Operator: Ian Levine

Original Score Composed by: Shaun Durkan of the band Weekend
Music Concepting & Research: Charlie Rohrer

Sound Design & Editing: Chris Galipo & Isaac Olsen
Sound Re-Recording Mixers: Chris Galipo & Isaac Olsen at One Union Recording Studios, San Francisco
Foley Facilities courtesy of: Ex'pression College, Emeryville

Colorist: Chris G. Martin at Spy Post, San Francisco

Set Production Assistant: Byron Young
Additional Set Dressing by: Byron Young, Aya Carpio

Casting Assistants: Sadé Robinson, Giuseppe Blivins, Lacey Rainwater
Casting Facilities Provided by: CAZT
Casting Calls & Extras Casting Provided by: Breakdown Services, Ltd.

Catering: Mary Beth Pape, Jane Elliot
Picture Cars: Joshua Mork, Marisa Garay

Camera & Lens Rental: Olivia Kuan at HydraKraken with Division Camera
Additional Equipment Provided by: Avocados & Coconuts, Tyler Lee Cushing
Grip & Electric: Cinelease, Inc.

Special Thanks:
Dalia Burde at Avocados & Coconuts
Heron Calisch-Dolen at Avocados & Coconuts
David Bourke at Avocados & Coconuts
Peter Jarowey at Vertical Entertainment
Evelyn Seubert at Cleveland High School
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