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The Trophy


After a job interview, Jerry reflects on the days of his youth.

Created for the 2016 My Rode Reel contest, The Trophy was shot on the Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5k EF mount with Rokinon XEEN 24mm and 50mm cinema lenses. The film was edited in Adobe Premiere CC and graded in Resolve 12. Audio was captured with a Rode NTG4+.

A special thanks must be given to the staff and owners of Airport Lanes bowling alley in Jackson, Michigan. They were incredibly friendly and supportive during my time shooting there. They even went so far as to give me freedom to walk on the lanes. I couldn’t have asked for more from a location.


  • Written, directed, edited by and music, sound design, and cinematography by
    • Tommy Kraft
  • ┬áCast:
    • Tim Kaiser
    • Derek Turson
    • Callie Bussell
    • Jeremy Moore
    • Josh Taube
    • Jeannine Thompson
  • Grip:
    • Milan Panich
    • Josh Taube
    • Callie Bussell
  • Boom Operator:
    • Alex Watters