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Somehow, you always find the time. 

This one night...

I was back in Dubai freelancing with some old friends, and we got to chatting about how fun it would be to drop a depressed clown into Dubai's absurd landscape– confused, lost and completely out of his element. Except he'd fit in perfectly. That town is it's own kind of circus. And a clown's the perfect metaphor for a culture obsessed with masks, from the name brands to the inflated titles, and it can feel kind of empty until you reject that fluff. Then magical things start to happen and you find like-minded souls who surface from dust. For me, what started as a cute idea about a clown became a ode to the incredible friends I found there. 

With a week of pre-pro, some location curveballs, zero budget, and a student film crew from S.A.E. Institute, we shot it just before the summer heat got too mean.