Dear Jennifer..


Adam and Jennifer are your perfect love story. Starting from the beginning, they knew they were meant to be. Everyone knew it too, as they never left each other’s side; until she did. Having hit Adam harder than anything he has ever dealt with, he cannot get what happened that unfortunate night out of his head. It’s because of this that he writes her letters, begging her to come back to him. Trying to cope with what he caused, he shares his thoughts and feelings with her, reliving their time together every second of the day. After a year of distress, it is only then that he comes to the realization that it may be more difficult than he expected to get a response.

Dear Jennifer.. began originally in November of 2012, with its original release being on December 29, 2012. It was this time when I got an interest in filmmaking, this film being the one that changed my career path. The path to perform a remake of the film however did not start until September of 2014. Between that date and now, the script went through over 40 rewrites, about a dozen of those being major restructurings.

In December of 2014 I hired on a musician for the custom score that is being produced, and in January of 2015, the project got its third set of actors. Although this fell through later on, the techniques that were gained from this experience were carried through to the final production.

From June – July of 2016 the promotional content and website were finalized, along with a final variation of the script. Locations were discussed, and proposals for casting were made. The project then laid dormant until March of 2017, when slight variations were made to the story arc.

In August of 2017 the proposal for the project was rewritten, with a final production date in mind. Over the next five months production took place, with two shooting days taking place in the beginning of November 2017. Post-production wrapped on December 6, 2017.

The project was finally produced for the Producing and Directing course at the University of Hartford, taught by professor Lauren Cook.

Project Details

December 8, 2017
Total Production Time
5 Months
Rollin Atkinson
Erin Rose
Hanne Larsen
Directed By
Tyler Saari
Edited By
Tyler Saari
Assistant Production Designer
Hannah Johnson
Editing Platforms
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
Adobe After Effects CC 2018
Adobe Audition CC 2018
DaVinci Resolve 14
Cameras Utilized
Sony a7S II
Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens
Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens
Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 Lens

Behind the Scenes