Hey everyone! My name is Dylan Bontrager; I'm a 22-year-old Colorado-based media developer, filmmaker, and explorer. Growing up in Seattle, I developed diverse interests, including art, music, sports, and travel. For as long as I can remember, storytelling and finding new & unique ways to bring my imagination to life have been at the core of my personality. Whether being hands-on with different artistic mediums, exploring the layouts of new platforms and technologies, or working cohesively with like-minded artists, I actively search for new ways to express myself and the world around me.
Finding My Way
Finding My Way is a short film that offers a unique and intimate look into the mind of artist and filmmaker Dylan Bontrager. Throughout the film, viewers will be guided through Dylan's imagination and creative process as he reflects deeply on what he looks for in the art he creates, what inspires him, and how he expresses himself through his work. By overcoming creative adversity and reconnecting with the roots of his creativity, Dylan can find the answers he’s been searching for in a film that will inspire viewers to embrace the boundless possibilities of artistic expression.
An early storyboard concept for Finding My Way, highlighting the various shot transitions and camera compositions I had originally planned, many of which made it into the final film
A snapshot of my Adobe Premiere Pro timeline halfway through post production
An early concept of a shot transition planned for the final film, involving a drawing of my bedroom in Seattle. The image was later adapted into the film in a different manner