On one level, one could say that Sauce is an allegory for the decline of a high work ethic that was once the hallmark of the American workforce. A time when employees were masteres of their craft and proud of what they accomplished. A time when the customer was king and their satisfaction paramount.
That’s all well and good, but I simply saw it as, “Damn, I hate it when my takeout order
is messed up.” It was the fact that we can relate to the situation that the main characters
are in that was my main draw when I first read the script- I have a crappy job, annoying
When I first met with the producers, their excitement about the project was palable and I knew from the very beginning that they were dedicated to bring out the best in everyone involved. Of course, the budget was small, but we pulled in a lot of favors to get high amounts of production value and not have to compromise creatively. As a commercial director working in today’s market, I shoot alot of HD. However, this was my first time shooting with the Sony Genesis; we were actually one of the first short films to do so.
Genesis records in a 4:4:4 color space, which gave us amazing lattitude during the color
grading process to create a cool look for the movie and making sure the picture holds up
Along with the milestones, there were also many hurdles we had to over come in order to
bring the film to completion: such as being kicked out of a location after already booking
it and dealing with the increased post workflow when working in a 4:4:4 color space. I’m
- Jerry Digby