Don’t slam the door when you leave.

My Senior Thesis film at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fixative is the story of Jacob and Sean, two estranged best friends who reconnect for a night before one of them leaves for war. The project was filmed entirely in the Santa Fe area and utilized a New Mexico-based cast and crew.

In April 2012, Fixative was an official selection of the National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY).  The film was selected as one of 225 films from 30 U.S. states and over 20 countries that were screened at this year’s festival. NFFTY is the largest youth film festival in the world and includes films from directors 22 years of age and under, panels, workshops, and networking events.  Information about the festival can be found here.


Writer, Producer, Director: Jason Natzke

Director of Photography: Danny Gura Jr.

Editor: Mariah Shields

Music Composers: David Badstubner and Wendy Warshawsky

Starring: Jonathan Peter Hargraves, Ryan Kochevar, Corinne Sharlet, Simon Lee-Plunket, Noah Trudell and Damiàn Browne

1st Assistant Director: Kaylee Carson

2nd Assistant Director: Katelyn Peer

Sound Recordist: Kelsey Jonikas

Gaffers: Amanda Provost, Rainer Moore

1st Assistant Camera: Paul Trujillo

Production Assistant: Stormy Pyeatte

© 2012 ~ Jason Natzke