Bump In the Night Video : Film Student Asks AmmoLand Reader’s for Feedback

AmmoLand Editors Note: We get many requests in the mail at AmmoLand News and this week we have an aspiring Pro Gun, film student asking for feedback, bad or GOOD on his latest video production. Any positive feedback or constructive criticism in the comments below would be appreciated. If you enjoy the short film please share and like in social media.

Bump In The Night Baseball Bat
Bump In The Night Baseball Bat
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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I would appreciate it if you would review a short film I have posted on Vimeo. As a fan of AmmoLand and the Second Amendment, I deeply respect your [readers] opinion.

There are many folks who review movies, but I would like the opinion of other strong supporters of our Constitution. It’s for us that I wrote and made the short movie.

It’s called Bump In the Night. It’s five and a half minutes long. https://vimeo.com/167063570

I grew up in the Midwest and was raised to love and admire America, it’s culture and the Constitution. I've carried for 15 years and enjoy working through a box or two at the range.

I haven't attended film school and I am learning as I go. As a result I could use constructive feedback and help in getting word out about my film efforts.

The word being that there are filmmakers outside of Hollywood who want to have their voices heard. The voice of many in middle-America.

Bump In The Night from Tim Serewicz on Vimeo.

Many complain about the stuff from Hollywood, but they don’t do much to support those who create outside of that system. I would like to change that by making better content.

I know I have work to do, and am working to improve. As AmmoLand News has such a wide readership I would really appreciate your opinion and help getting my work seen by a friendly audience.

Best regards,

Tim Serewicz

  • 13 thoughts on “Bump In the Night Video : Film Student Asks AmmoLand Reader’s for Feedback

    1. A little trivia for those who like behind the scenes stuff:

      – The code the psychiatrist uses on the phone is 18 U.S. Code § 922 – Unlawful acts, section D-4 which deals with denying a firearm or ammo to a person considered to be mentally defective.

      – The form stamped at the end is the BATFE form 4473 used to record the transfer of a firearm.

      – The cop and the psychiatrist are the same actor. He is wearing a real sidearm. Ruger P85 9mm.

      – The shoot took five hours and two large pizzas to complete.

      Thank you all for watching! Please share with your friends and social media.

      1. Thank you for the kind words and for watching. I would appreciate it if you could share with your friends and social media. I’m glad the sound worked out. It was actually the most difficult part of the project.

      1. I was hoping to cover everyone. Definitely would be CA for today, but hopefully points out the danger to everyone. Thank you for watching the video!

    2. Excellent! Hits the right points. The young, physically-fit male isn’t the most sympathetic choice of protagonist. Even so, this might be calculated; i.e., if the film started out with a poster-child it wouldn’t have sucked-in the viewer to the ultimate horror of being taken away by the state.
      While I liked the story, it appeals to me as someone who recognizes the threat of the state as anticipated by the founders. We have to remember, however, that our real audience is oblivious to that threat. The state is always the benign agent for the benefit of social welfare as “I” see it. If the viewer hasn’t read 1984, the message is meaningless.
      It will probably be more impactful to target a fear that our audience can more easily identify with. That fear is the vulnerability each of us has to a (statistically low-probability) attack. When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
      Because such an attack is a statistically LOW-probability, something must be done to make it appear real. I see two ways of doing this. First, while “I” am (white) privileged to live in a gated community with good police services and travel outside my enclave only during daylight hours; others are not so privileged. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who lives in a dangerous precinct who must walk dangerous streets to get to/from a 2’nd shift job. Have sympathy for this protagonist. Second, while “I” am oblivious to the statistical dangers that surround me, others are acutely sensitive to the continuous fear of their vulnerability. We are all aware of agoraphobia, and sympathetic to its sufferers. What of the millions of people who are conscious of the risk of attack as they go through their normal – statistically average – lives? Consider two contrasting cases. Two co-eds waling at night to their dorm-rooms. One on a guns-allowed campus; the other on a gun-free campus. If we have sympathy for the co-ed who fears the permitted gun carried by a fellow grad-student; why shouldn’t we have sympathy for the co-end who fears the gun carried illegally by a rapist.
      Probably need a series of such films; each with a protagonist who will appeal to a particular demographic. Young mother, young co-ed, grandmother, disabled vet, LGBT, etc. In the film’s case, it was the horror of being taken away to a mental hospital; that may seem unreal to a modern American audience (unfamiliar with Soviet tactics). What about the horror of being a defenseless protagonist sentenced to go back out into the real world walking alone in a dark deserted place (sidewalk, parking garage, road with broken-down car, etc.) absolutely defenseless against any predator that might jump out at you?
      Maybe vary the weapons. The baseball bat is appropriate for the young male. How about a hat-pin for a young female (set in the early 20’th century)? Knitting needle for a grandmother. Pepper-spray or stun-gun; pen-knife. How about a fear of attach by dogs, bears? The context needs to be suburban, not rural or inner-city. There is little objection to carry in rural areas; but we have no audience there. Bears are inconceivable in the inner-city, dogs are not a recognized threat. But, in the suburbs, there are dogs and even some bears. If you can sympathize with a defenseless victim in a suburb you “get” the issue of guns in a municipality.

      1. Thanks for the thoughtful review Mark. I was trying for the “Joe six-pack” average guy in a situation they would consider possible. I know I’ve been sent to check out a strange noise a few times. It also was to illustrate the possibility of regulation toward thought crime. He did nothing wrong but still goes for corrective treatment.
        I like the idea of pepper spray and a lady. I agree it would affect an entirely different group who would also probably be the best to reach out and communicate with. The only downside is even a good dose of pepper spray doesn’t have the tragic feel as a bat to the head.
        You’ve given me a lot to consider. Thank you very much for taking the time to watch and provide feedback.

    3. Well done! Bravo! Shades of 1984 perhaps. I’m from “fly over country” myself.

      Vote Trump

      1. Thank you for watching! Yes, Orwell is one of my favorite authors. Please share with your friends and social media. Thanks!

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