Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert

Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.




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—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown


—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."

Sunset (2018) - Review

Updated on April 2, 2018, 5:05 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Recently I had the pleasure to sit down and watch Sunset, the endearing second feature effort from Director Jamison M. LoCascio. This was a movie that as you'll read in the plot line down below covers a lot of well thought out scenarios. It is a valiant narrative that will resonate with audiences. The plot follows "A diverse group of people grapple with the imminent probability of a nuclear strike on the east coast."

Covering the perspective that writers Adam Ambrosio and Jamison M. LoCascio thought to cover was bold. It's not often that an elderly cast would be so predominant in a film from such a young filmmaker. The decision pays off, and is very satisfying. The writing is filled with naturalistic dialogue which lends to the great performances. The team handle the story with great care and ensure that despite the low budget of the film the main focus is on the characters and what is happening between them. It is pleasant to have a focus on the human emotion within the major theme narrative.

There are some caveats to having it be low budget that are easily ignored by the gripping human emotion. The evacuation scenes do lack the sense of a greater population due to the budget restrictions and being unable to display a mass evacuation on screen easily. However, this isn't an issue. The audience's focus and emotional connection is with the characters that were introduced in the beginning and have been the core of the film's journey. Never is the suspension of disbelief lost due to the low budget nature of the movie.

The movie is well shot and edited in a way for the audience to experience the touching and emotional performances from the wonderful ensemble cast. This results in genuine characters that you care about. The relevancy to the today's c...

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