Synopsis:

Disoriented and alone, a man wakes to find himself in a place long-abandoned. With only vague memories of his surroundings, the man relies on his instincts and creativity to discover his purpose and survive the crippling isolation.

Background: 

Nestor was designed specifically to be made alone — not out of vanity, but out of necessity. After graduating from film school I drifted away from many of my peers, losing the community needed to mount a traditional film production. I moved around a lot, shooting short scripts and tackling a web series at one point, but a feature film always seemed out of reach. I had seen Richard Linklater’s debut It’s Impossible To Learn To Plow By Reading Books years before and thought “If he could make a movie alone in the 80’s, I could do it today.” That’s when I came up with the concept of shooting my own one-man movie.

I wrote an outline of the film over the course of a few weeks in early 2011, keeping the story within a very rigid set of parameters i.e. don’t write anything you can’t shoot alone. To avoid the hassle of securing locations, I set the film at my family’s cabin in Northern Ontario. I lugged every piece of film equipment I owned to that remote little town and began filming. I failed miserably. I was underprepared in both the story department and the logistics of shooting everything alone. After a summer of filming in fits and starts, I packed up and went home with my tail between my legs.

In early 2013, with a fresh perspective on the project, I went back up north to try again. What I came back with was Nestor.