“Wayne Black” was Graham Reznick’s first student narrative short film, shot in the summer of 2001 with a hand-crank Bolex 16mm camera and out-of-date black and white reversal stock. With a lean crew of 2-5 and cast of 3, depending on who was around, production took place for a few hours a day over the course of a week and a half.
Rosa, on her way back to her Uncle’s house in Black, Texas, finds a lift with the naive but ‘tough’ Wayne. The end of the road is not the end of the story, as Wayne is jettisoned into a paranoiac surreality where no one is to be trusted, not even himself. Woods, cliffs, open roads and dark bedrooms permeate this feedback landscape.
Starring Graham Reznick as “Wayne,” Heather Robb as “Rosa,” Rick Neidig as “Uncle Ted.”
Written and Directed by Graham Reznick, Cinematography by Ti West, Sound Design by Graham Reznick
Soundtrack Featuring Fred Weaver, The Genetic Assasins, The Feud, Charlize, and Madman