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Hello, and thank you for visiting SLING BABY!

Sling Baby is home-made by a group of good friends. It’s a story about two unlikely underdogs, a Grandma and a Baby, who team up to defeat a bully to win back their Doritos. We worked really hard and had so much fun making it!

Sling Baby stars one year old, baby Jonah. His father, Justin Folk, agreed to do our special effects and he asked me if we had a baby yet, I said, “Nope!” He sent me this picture (attached that he Photoshopped a bit) and we all agreed that his son should be our awesome Sling Baby!

An excellent actress, Jacqueline Scott, played sweet Granny, has been acting in theatre and in musicals in New York since she was 17! And of course every good story needs a Villain, played by the boisterous and talented Carsen Warner, as the spoiled Whipper Snapper!

My name is Kevin T. Willson, and I directed Sling Baby. I’m a graduate of Biola University, a former Special Education Teacher, a freelance documentary filmmaker and maker of many comedy videos (which hopefully are funny).  I work out of my garage and my passion is to direct meaningful stories through film that inspire and bring people laughter. My dream is to direct mainstream comedy commercials and family friendly movies.

Our team is a group of close friends who are passionate about storytelling. Years back, I went to Biola University with both Jeff Edwards and Dan McNeely, who are our awesome Exec Producers. Us three amigos have been making short comedy films together since college! And Dan is creating a video game at Armor Games for Sling Baby! Play it at armorgames.com.

We had a fun Idea Team (credits below) that brainstormed concepts while laughing and eating a lot, until we came up with the story of Sling Baby. Jason Dennis did an excellent job leading our shoot as our Producer. Bernard Evans, our Director of Photography, and his team made it look beautiful. Ian Eyre, let us trash his backyard and did an incredible job as Stunt Coordinator, rigging pulleys and harnesses for baby Jonah. Heather Chalecki kept us on task as our kindhearted Assistant Director.

Bob Perkins brought the footage together as our insightful Editor (who also went to Biola with Jeff, Dan and myself). And Justin Folk did such an amazing job on the Visual Effects making his son, Jonah, fly! There are so many more awesome people who helped us make Sling Baby! They have great attitudes and I could not be more proud of our team. Please see the credits below and tell them they did a great job!

Lastly, but most important, the one who deserves the most thanks, and who we could have done nothing without is Jesus Christ, who loves us deeper than we’ll ever know, and who helps us with our dreams.

We are thrilled Sling Baby was chosen by Doritos as a Finalist, aired in the Super Bowl, and received #1 on Facebook's USA Today Ad Meter and won our team the Million Dollars! We hope you really enjoyed watching it at your Super Bowl party. This has been a dream come true for us. 

Thank you so much for your support! 

 

Best,
Kevin T. Willson
Director

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CREDITS:

CAST

GRANDMA  –  Jacqueline Scott

BABY – Jonah Folk

WHIPPER SNAPPER  –  Carsen Warner

 

CREW

DIRECTOR – Kevin T. Willson

EXEC. PRODUCER – Jeff Edwards

EXEC. PRODUCER – Dan McNeely

PRODUCER – Jason Dennis

WRITERS – Kevin T. Willson, Grant Nieporte, Sean Gaffney, Kevin Chesley

IDEA TEAM – Sean Gaffney, Kevin Chesley, Clare Sera, Jack Gilbert, Gabe Trevino, Nathan Scoggins, Grant Nieporte, Carey Lynn, Kevin T. Willson

1ST AD – Heather Chalecki

2ND AD – Andy Peters

DP – Bernard Evans

1st AC – Jacqueline Stahl

1st AC – Trevor Smith

2nd AC – Dustin Miller

MEDIA MANAGER – Shane Sorenson

GAFFER – Edwin Kim

KEY GRIP – Becky Train

GRIP/ELECTRIC – Tyler Shaw

GRIP/ELECTRIC – Jay Castillo

GRIP/ELECTRIC – John Christensen

GRIP/ELECTRIC – Armando Crespo

ART DIRECTOR – Jalisco Wayne

SOUND MIXER – Matt Burgette

WARDROBE – Kristina Van Dyk

HAIR/MAKEUP – Amber Rae

STUDIO TEACHER – Kim Clifton

STUNT COORDINATOR – Ian Eyre

LOCATION – Ian Eyre

P.A./BTS – Tory Nelson

P.A. – Patrick Phillips

BTS - – David Reynosa

EDITOR – Bob Perkins

VFX – Justin Folk

SOUND DESIGN – Bob Perkins & Justin Folk

COLOR CORRECTION – Blacklist Productions

CASTING DIRECTOR – Sarah Domeier

SOCIAL MEDIA – Nate Daniels

ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY – Samuel Curphy

ON SET PHOTOGRAPHY – Jonathan Bell