Local filmmaker Daniel Campbell chatted with me a bit about his new short, “Antiquities,” a quirky crush story set in an antiques mall that elicited more than a few LOLs from yours truly last night.


So what came first: the story or the setting?
I would definitely say the setting and the characters. I wanted to make Terrance as awkward and uncomfortable as possible. So I thought surrounding this really insecure, young guy in an environment with a lot of older, kind of abrasive people, would bring out that insecurity a little more. I’ve never seen a comedy take place at an antique mall either, and there is such a variety of people that shop and work there I thought it would give me a lot to play around with.

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