Finding inspiration in hip-hop, Quel Beast blends styles of art like his favorite songs marry samples, beats, and rhymes. Created for the 2019 Black Oak Concert Series, this artist profile highlights the emotionally striking artwork of Evan Sargent, aka Quel Beast. Commissioned by Black Oak Casino Resort, Quel Beast created original artwork to be completed live during a Snoop Dogg performance.
Produced by Black Oak Casino Resort
Directed, edited, and shot by Alexander Collins
Quel Beast Street Art at Black Oak Concert Series
A young girl makes a difficult phone call to her brother while homesick during the holidays.
Guilt was originally submitted to the California Independent Film Festival - Iron Filmmaker Competition where it won First Place. This film was created in 24 hours with the theme: "There's no place like home."
Also selected as the IndieDEMAND short film of the month in 2012.
Turn Down Service - Part 1: Guilt
A young couple go back to their hotel after a long night out. However, as their clothes drop, so does their guard and their true intentions towards each other come into question.
Turn Down Service - Part 2: Desire
The Strangeness of Coming Home
A young Marine, fresh from deployment, returns to his childhood home and struggles to adjust to the many changes that occurred in his absence.
Official Selection for the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival in addition to the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
The Strangeness of Coming Home Trailer (2015)
Featured films, in order of appearance:
Desire - Writer, Director, Editor
Guilt - Director, Editor
Rie Yamamoto - Editor
Hannah Burgos 2011 Collection - Director, Editor
Catch the Clock - Guest Editor, 1st AC
SF Fire Fighters' Youth Academy - Editor
The Travelers - Writer, Director, Editor
An abstract vision of Hannah Burgos’ 2011 Collection.
Music: Harrison Reverse by Lali Puna
San Francisco Fire Youth Academy
A close look at the positive influence that structure, discipline, and leadership has made on a group of children’s lives.
This video was created for the non-profit San Francisco Black Fire Fighters Association's Youth Program in Hunters Point.