film info

Equal and Opposite
a short film by the outtakes


In a world where a career in the arts is seen as the only path to success, Phoebe Novak dreams of becoming a chemical engineer for NASA. While her friends discuss the many opportunities offered for their interests, Phoebe is putting all her hopes into the McClintock Foundation Scholarship to make her dream come alive.

Inspired by well-meaning questions like, “What’s your backup plan?” and “Don’t you want something that makes money?” our short film aims to show how these insignificant comments can affect a young student. Those majoring in the arts have already asked themselves these questions, and have decided to pursue their passion wherever it takes them. Phoebe Novak is no different—she knows how precarious a career in STEM could be, but she’s going for it anyway, determined to see it become a reality.


We will be filming in Saint Peter, Minnesota on three Sundays in March with an additional retake day. Filming will be held from 12:30-6:30pm with food provided during a half-hour break, and it will be kept as efficient and professional as possible. Using our own equipment as well as equipment from the Bethany Lutheran College film department, for this project we aim to create a truly cinematic look and feel to the project.


If you’re interested in working as part of the crew or as an extra, check out this page then send us an email! No experience necessary; training will be part of the process.