Discarded

 












Jon Sondag

Brienne Ramer

Mike D Sego

John Down



John Down

Jane Hu

Patrick Perry

Brienne Ramer

Mike D. Sego

Dylan Zwick



Seth Nickell

Nick Sydow

Keith Ito

Daniel Wright

Andy Gotterba












Barnali Dasverma

Mike D. Sego

Alyson Thomas

Dylan Zwick

Credits










Ed’s Entourage






Crowd Voices








Office Workers







Written and Directed by

Kirk Shimano


Director of Photography

Benjamin Dudek


Music by

Jonathan Beard


SPECIAL THANKS






“Discarded” © 2001

Kirk Shimano & Benjamin Dudek

Presented by the Stanford Film Society


Stanislav Yudenko

David Joseph Regelmann
Danny Kahn

Tonyanna Borkovi


Wade Robertson

Jennifer Lynn Siebel

Lavina Tien













Dylan Zwick

Julie Marie Torres

Mike J. Hans

Steve Young



Mike J. Hans

John Huetter

Brian Quistorff

Simha Reddy

Julie Marie Torres




Chad Eric Piini

Shen

Barnali Dasverma

Steve Hoyt













Ichiro Osumi

Aaron Staple

Julie Marie Torres


Ed

Bart

Jack

Andy


Craig

Cindy

Crazy Harry

Discarded was the first movie that I made with the Stanford Film Society. Ben Dudek has a Director of Photography credit, but in reality he had as much of the directing burden as me, particularly on set.


When I’m sharing my student films, I often skip past this one. The script is a mess - it seems to gesture at some sort of metaphor but doesn’t really have anything behind it. There isn’t much character detail to speak of and it’s much too long.


Looking back at this now, I am proud that the story is at least unique. It’s also incredibly important for all the things it taught me not to do. Every project after this had a smaller cast, a more focused plot, and a more sharply realized theme.