by Bri Castellini
In November 2016, after a conversation I can’t fully recall, my friend Colin Hinckley and I decided to write a horror short film together. He’d just finished a stint as Carl in season 2 of Brains and as Kevin in Ace and Anxious and we knew we enjoyed working together and that we were both writers. He was a big fan of horror and I’d been wanting to try my own hand at it, so it was decided: a short film in the horror genre with an idea of our production restrictions in mind as we developed the script.
We knew we wanted to keep the cast small, the location singular, and the horror psychological, and within a month we’d written the first draft of what would become Buy In, following a charming young salesman and a strange, lonely traveler who find themselves locked in a struggle for control over their own destinies.
Colin and I wrote and produced the script together, with him starring as Roger (the “strange, lonely traveler”) and me directing. This is my thank you blog to everyone involved in making our most involved project to date come to life.