Westfalia - a short comedy film by Haley Finnegan
In 2018, I had the opportunity to work on the short comedy film "Westfalia." The short was written and directed by Haley Finnegan (who also starred in the film) and produced by Rolling Stella Productions. On a tight budget and production schedule, we were able to produce a short that was selected by numerous film festivals including Tribeca, Montclair, Nantucket, Edmonton, Galway, Hollyshorts, and more.
Emelia & Brody want to be Insta-famous. Emelia is convinced an engagement post will bring them there... Brody isn't willing to make that leap. When they pack their things for a social media road trip in a 1984 Westfalia Vanagon, things are looking up. Their "Hitting the road from an A-Frame" post is gaining popularity. But their rivals, Instagram star, Laura Lawson Visconti, and former pro-snowboarder, Nick Visconti, have an ever-growing following that they just can't seem to keep up with. Until they come up with a master plan to sneak onto their Insta-stories and steal their followers.
"Paul Heran has talent and it’s no secret – put a camera in his hands and he will make this beautiful world look better than you’ve ever seen it. It makes me wonder what else I am missing when I look around. He was always coming up with a shot when we didn’t know it." Haley Finnegan (Writer, director)