director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york
 

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york

marking his debut feature film, writer and director marcus fahey presents ‘thank you for your patience’, which was made with a group of movie-obsessed friends on an extremely tight budget in new york city. created on the back of a couple of credit cards, a backpack full of clif bars and a few ‘sick’ days from his desk job, fahey has brought to life a story about two strangers meeting on a broken down subway car. 

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the pair meet on a broken down subway in new york city 

 

 

having recently graduated from college and starting a new job, fahey penned the script while bored behind his desk. longing for the opportunity to realize his first feature film, the director decided to enlist the help of his friends and make the movie with whatever was at his disposal, or in other words, on a ‘micro budget’. together with some keen actors, a lot of favors called in, a camera, and new york’s open streets, ‘thank you for your patience’ was born.

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the story focuses on two people and their ensuing conversation 

 

 

marcus fahey says ‘I decided to make this film immediately after writing the script when I found out that office jobs apparently give you sick days and personal days, something very new to me, and all you have to do is say you have a cold. I apparently had a cold eleven scattered days in a row throughout the two-month period of making this film.’

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the piece was made between friends on a very small ‘micro budget’

 

 

the film is inspired by french new wave cinema and follows stars emily van raay as emily and jabbar adam white as jabbar. after the strangers meet, the pair’s ensuing conversation takes viewers on a journey of love, coincidence and music over an hour and a half. depicted in real-time, the audience gets to observe the beginnings of a new relationship. shooting in brooklyn, on subway cars, in train stations, and running around manhattan, this low budget independent feature film took roughly 11 days to shoot in a period of a few months.

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

‘thank you for your patience’ follows the characters over an hour and a half in real-time

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the film was made as a love letter to new york city

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

actors emily van raay (left), jabbar adam white (center), and location sound mixer eben mannes (right)

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

cinematographer daniel rodriguez (left) and writer and director marcus fahey (right) on set

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

backstage photo taken during filming

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the cast and crew on the final day of shooting

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

writer and director marcus fahey (left) with cinematographer daniel rodriguez (right)

backstage photo by tim cianfano

director marcus fahey shoots a micro budget real-time film on the streets of new york designboom

the official film poster, designed by emily tree

 

 

film info:

 

film name: thank you for your patience

director: marcus fahey

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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