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Interview…Travis Andrade on Guts and Gun Culture in ‘Wesley’

Travis Andrade is an award winning filmmaker whose short films have screened at international film festivals in North America, Europe and Australia. Early on in his career, Travis shot and directed awarding winning branded content. Andrade’s music videos for the likes of Interscope and Virgin amassed tens of millions of hits and have been featured in numerous online publications.

His latest endeavor a stunning short film that follows a young boy in a world where gun culture and live shooting drills has changed our education system forever. The success of the short is that is does not point a finger at anything or anyone. Instead, he shows a sort of day-in-the-life of a child living in “Anywhere Town, USA” the world today.

The visuals in the short are eye-popping, and are credited to cinematographer Ryan Carmody who has experience in television commercials, narrative and feature documentaries. He has shot with prolific directors such as Michael Bay and for a wide range of clients including Audi, McLaren, Google and Nike.

This topical film won Best International Short at Manchester Film Festival 2021. The next stop on the festival circuit finds it hitting the big time for the Beverly Hills Film Festival which runs April 28th – May 2nd. You can find out more here: https://beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com/. After that, Wesley will screen at the 2021 Big Apple Film Festival on May 25th – May 27th and at the 2021 New Haven International Film Festival on May 12th – May 15th.

For the time being, you can find out more about Travis and how this former Tennessee native’s life got flipped, turned upside down when he moved to L.A. to pursue a career in the film biz. So, enjoy our little chat with Travis as we get the backstory on this very impressive film.

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When a young boy encounters a troubled teen with a 3D-printed-gun the boy desires to possess one of his own. The film explores the impact of a pervasive gun culture on the developing psychology of an eleven-year-old boy.

Check out more of Travis’ work at his official site by clicking here.