For the One Minute or So Film Festival, Brio intern Nick decided to film his short at home with his older camcorder. His subject – his cute dog, Gracie. Nick wrote the script, filmed it, edited it in Final Cut Pro X at WinCAM, and Erin MacArthur provided the voice of Gracie.

Erin MacArthur interviews filmmaker Nicholas Stavre, who made “Meet Gracie”:

Erin:
What was the inspiration for making your film?

Nick:
Gracie herself. I made this movie because I wanted to share her adorable-ness with the masses.

Erin:
Why did you want to make this video about your dog?

Nick:
Because she’s cute and I love her. What other reason could there possibly be?

Erin:
What are some interesting new facts about Gracie that we didn’t see in the movie?

Nick:
Well, my brother, Chris, is her favorite human in the whole wide world. Every time he comes home or gets out of bed, she starts barking and squeaking with joy.

Erin:
Why did you choose your friend Erin (that’s me) to give your dog a voice?

Nick:
Because I worked with you on several past Brio projects, and you have proven yourself to be a great actor – who can deliver a certain charm that I thought would be perfect for Gracie!


At Brio, during the Fall and Winter we worked on making a short video ( a minute or so). We study cinematic storytelling, how to write a script, how to storyboard, how to use a camera, the importance of sound, acting, and editing. Their short film would be one or so 😉 and on any genre and subject.

Nicholas Stavre’s short: Meet Gracie.

See shorts by other Brio’s interns for the Minute or So Film Festival