"McClane" Official Selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2016
|Director Stanley Sievers|
Stanley Sievers is a writer/director based in Chicago, IL. Previously, his short "Billy Goat" was nominated for best short under five minutes at Austin Comedy Film Festival. He directs shorts with his sketch group, PVRTY WOLF. Combined, the members of PVRTY WOLF have training at renowned Chicago comedy theaters iO Chicago, Annoyance Theater, and Second City as well as Columbia College Chicago. Stanley's favorite thing to do is write/direct comedy and make his friends laugh.
McClane was born out of my love/hate for the "rogue cop" stereotype that's ever so prevalent in movies & tv today. On one hand, I love to watch action packed scenes where one person is throwing everything to the wind and following their instincts. On the other hand, I couldn't help but imagine what that would look like in real life. Directing McClane helped me find the inherent comedy in that idea.