A young filmmaker uses his camera to transform the banality of his hometown into art. When a friend goes missing, however, his footage exposes a disturbing mystery . . . one he might be inventing.
Stylistically, Frames is a narrative exploration of performance and stasis. The film is intended to provoke questions regarding character identification, the limits of expressiveness, and the aesthetic function of reduction/restraint.
Frames screened at the 2012 Wisconsin Film Festival, 2012 Kansas International Film Festival, 2012 Derby City Film Festival, and the 2012 Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, where it won the JBM Award for Artistic Integrity. In February 2013, Frames was released online through No Budge, where it was awarded the year's Best Feature honor. The film was also hosted online in 2014 by the NUHO Film Festival and the LA Cine-Salon.
You can now watch Frames for free at Kentucker Audley's NoBudge.com! The film is totally free to watch, but you are certainly welcome to throw a little something in the "tip jar," if you feel so inclined. Just remember to ensure that you are watching in full HD resolution!
Press + Media
Frames is given the 2013 Best Feature Award from No Budge
Hammer to Nail lists Frames as an additional vote-getter/honorable mention for Top Film in the 2013 Hammer to Nail Awards
Frames reviewed by Don Simpson at Smells Like Screen Spirit (8/10 rating)
4/5 star review of Frames at Film Threat
Thoughtful piece on Frames from James Hansen at Out 1 Film Journal
Rave review of Frames by Jay Sizemore of The Missing Slate
A double profile on Frames director Brandon Colvin and filmmaker/No Budge founder Kentucker Audley at Lexington, KY's AceWeekly.com
Writer/Director/Co-Producer Brandon Colvin interviewed by Jeremy Richey at Moon in the Gutter
Brief interview with Brandon Colvin as part of Wisconsin Public Television's Director's Cut coverage of the 2012 Wisconsin Film Festival (Frames is featured from 31:07-36:45)
Critics from the University Daily Kansan discuss Frames in their 2012 Kansas International Film Festival Wrap-Up, selecting it as one of the best films in the festival