Eric and Zoe retell their stories of a night they both will never forget. Zoe has been assaulted, and Eric takes it upon himself to put an end to the man responsible. In Terror Gate is the story of a mind’s delusion.


In Terror Gate was shot using industry standard camera equipment. The film was shot using only one camera, the Sony F3. This entry-level CineAlta camera was paired with the crisp Zeiss CP.2 Compact lenses. We primary shot on the 35mm, 50mm, 85mm primes, and occasionally the Zeiss LWZ.2 15.5-45mm zoom lens. Shots were almost entirely shot atop a Matthews Doorway Dolly on Matthews straight track.

The audio was captured using an industry standard sound cart equipped with a Zaxcom Nomad 12-channel recorder, a Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun microphone, and two Countrymen body mics. The cart allowed for an entirely wireless workflow, including the boom feed, body mic feeds, and return feeds for the boom operator and director.

For lighting, I wanted to achieve a unique “curtain of light” look that would let the background disappear from the foreground. To acheive this look, we used a combination of Arri 1Ks and Lowel 650w lights rigged with Matthellini clamps attached to I-beams on the ceiling.