2017 – Read the best of THRILLER Feature Films: part 3

BROWSE through the list and read the best of Thriller & Suspense Feature Film loglines and synopsis from around the world: 

SLEEPING PROPHETS, by Alex Moreno MPH

THE PRESENCE, by Maria Soriano

MEMORY LANE, by Aimee Conner

THE KISS, by Remi Vaughn

KAIROS, by Desiree Lim

BELLWETHER, by Jim Bruton and Gary DeMoss

MONEY SUPPLY, by Alan S. Ferguson

INSURRECTION, by Alistair McKenzie

FREAK, by Steven M. Cross

PONTIOS, by Alistair McKenzie

DAWN’S GLORY, by Czerny Lee Miller

VIDEO PITCH: METALLIC by Justin Vedrine

HELL ON EARTH, by Ramon Zapata Jr.

Exit, by Carole A. Parker

THE SQUARE ROOT OF EVIL, by Randy Simmons

RED VENDETTA, by Shantel Duah

A RIGHTEOUS CRUSADER, by Erik V. Wolter

NEXT TO DIE, by Paul Myerberg

CATCHER: BASED ON REAL EVENTS, by Joshua Millican

TIME CORRECTION, by Niksa Maric

STONE DRIVE, by Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER, by Erik V. Wolter

POINTLESS, by Julie Ufema

REVENANCE, by Doug Rinaldi and Shaun Willis

CRASH BACKWARDS, by Randall Hahn

WHITE LIE, by Jeanne Daout

RAW CUT, by Nickey Lewin Jr.

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, by John Cruz Alarid

THORNE MANOR, by Diane Wing

VIDEO PITCH: DEPARTMENT 18, by Mick Simms

YUPPIE, by Ethan Levinskas

MIND OF A POLITICAL ASSASSIN, by Stephen W. Lincoln and Steven Michael Farney

THE MUSIC BOX, by Delora Argiro O’Brien

MARTYR, by Diamond Monique Washington

CONCRETE SAMURAI, by Romon Zapata Jr.

NEVER CAN SAY GOOD-BYE, by Theresa Pachesny Chaze

LIFECREDIT, by Jay Stamatis

WAR OF MINDS, by R Anthony Freeman

BLOODIED, by Shaun Graham

OIORPATA, by Richard Ferguson

COMPOSITE, by Anat Golan

GUYMEN, by Peter Boehm

THE COMPANY, by Joe Barfield

THE RAGE OF JACK MCGUINNESS, by Vincent Duffy

HOUSE CALL, by Gregory T. Fugate

THE DAY OF THE SCARECROW, by Kathleen Stevens

THE PREY, by Luca Alfaroli

THE GRAND PLAN, by Viorel

CASTLEFIELD, by James Burt

TOUCH, by Scott Timmins

AMAZONS: WARRIOR WOMEN, by Tammi Nicol

THE FARM, by Charan S. Sidhu

SADIE, by Anna Granucci

KOPKILLER, by Shane McCabe

THE INFIDEL, by Robert Carl Johnson

THE REAL STORY, by Eliya Reis

NIGHT RASH, by Thomas J. Herring

CODENAME: HACKER, by Skyla Greenless

GOD’S ARMY: THE REAL STORY, by Joe Hill White
HOMELAND SECURITY, by Stanley Wellington

KILLING VARIOLA MAJOR, by Kim P. Wells

TRUTH WILL OUT, by Rita Wheeler

SOMETHING TO PROVE, by Nic Penrake

SURVEILLANCE REPORT, by Philip Prudhomme

TO KNOW SOMEBODY, by Derrick Ferree

CAN CHLOE COME OUT AND PLAY?, by Barry Meyer

CREEP, by Barry Meyer

A CIRCLE OF CHILDREN, by Curtis Torchia

ROAMER, by Paul N. Claassen

SOME CANDY TALKIN, by Alex N. Hay

LETHAL BET, Howard Cooper

THE BALLOON MAN KILLINGS, by Paul Owens

DEATH STORY, by Eli Standing

THE FACE OF MODERN SLAVERY, by Kengre Pierre Alain

THE DEVIL AND THE ANGEL, by Sandra Gregory

THE CUBE, by Harry Husted

CREDIT CARD, by Kevin Ndango

CLAWS, by David Serra

DELUSION, by Jackie Gladelter Devereaux

THE PREY, by Luke Alfaroli

MURDER OF THE RUSSIAN PRIEST, by T Kevin Ndango

THE POSSESSION OF INNOCENCE, by Robert Sandage

VIDEO PITCH: The Creep, by Robert Guzman

VIDEO PITCH: SA Undead, by R.S. Ebert

VIDEO PITCH: Shadows and Demons, by Dominique Mayfair

VIDEO PITCH: TREASON AND TRIUMPH by Bonnie Toews

DRIVING HER by Dawn Burgess

S.A. UNDEAD by R.S. Ebert

REDWOOD by Matthew Sidney Long and Christopher Virnig

PARADIGM by Matthew Sidney Long and John Mark Huckabee

OF THEIR OWN ACCORD, by Justuce Heninger

S.A. UNDEAD, by RE Ebert

SILHOUETTE, by Vince Freeman

A MOTHER’S BLOOD, by Ernie Zibert Jr.

THE GYPSY, by Jon Christopher

CAT & MOUSE, by John M. Light

MIRRORMAN AND THE ZOMBIES FROM HELL, by Robert Evans

AGAMA, by Gabriela Anez

CHILLS, by Mark Wagner

THE VENTRILOQUIST, by Michael Mortimer

CHONGQING DAYS AND TUCSON KNIGHTS, by Richard Welch

ESCAPING PARADISE 2, by Richard Welch

ESCAPING PARADISE, by Richard Welch

WALKERS JUJU, by Gary Towner

LAMENT, by Mitch Flores

ARIEL, by John Hidalgo

PERSPECTIVE, by Tom Lee

THE DEVIL WIND, by Jamie Sutliff

THE GHOST AND THE GOLD LOUIS, by Jamie Sutliff

THE DEVIL’S TRUTH, by Howard Fridkin

REHAB DYING TO GET CLEAN, by Sal Jacobs

BREATHE, Angeles Reine and Carlos Ciurlizza

MANHUNT, by Jackson Kincade and Mark Rogers

LEVEL 1, by Wilson Macduff

RUNNING THE ASYLUM, by Richard Garry

REALITY BUILDING, by Aaron Toronto

SHAPESHIFTERS, by Andrew Fisk

CONVERSATIONS WITH A MONSTER, by Eisha Marjara

I ROBBED THE DALAI LAMA, by David Condon

THE HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE, by Charles Crawford

THE UNDEAD #1, by David Condon

HAUNTING VOCALS, by Gloria Katch

CHICANERY, by Robert L. McBride

MOLLY, by Barry S. McLeod

LUCIDIY, by David Sueiro

HELLCAT, by Alan Hostetter

MY FELLOW AMERICANS, by Charlie Coffell

SWAP, by Sean Ryan

MOTHERLAND, by Christopher Chance

PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE, by Mike Guerrini

AJED, by Neil Molyneux

THE SIXTH FLOOR, by Thomas Fucci

THE STALKER, by Susan K. Droney

TWISTED LIVES, by Susan K. Droney

D ZOT, by Anand Sivakumaran

METALLIC, by Justin Vedrine

LOST HOPES AND SHATTERED DREAMS, by William Dambrosi

DEADLY DIMENSIONS, by Sam Mytys

GREEN CARNATION, by Mariama Davis

THE LAST PROGRESSIVES, by Tor Gregory Simms

THE SCHIZOPHRENIC, by Ricky David Meakin

DARK WHITE, by Manuel Farrugia

DEPARTMENT 18, by Mick Sims

ERANGED, by Rahim Galia

DERANGED, by Rahim Galia

THE CONVENT, by Gary Brennan

URBAN JUNGLE, by Matt Solazzo

PRISON TALE, by Thibaut Van Damme

MECHCRAFT, by Brian Fitzpatrick

NO ONE ASKED THE RIVER, by Karen Albright Lin and Janet Fogg

THE AWAKENING IN LA, by Robert W. Hakim

OUR DAYS OF DEPARTURE, by Brishkay Ahmed

A VERY BRITISH REVOLUTION, by Anthony John Youngman

JUST A DREAM, by Joshua Keyser

WHISTLEBLOWER, by Lew Ritter

HELL ON EARTH, by Ramon Zapata

SILVER THREAD, by Roberta Griffin and Josette Hogler

END TO RENAISSANCE, by Anand

LIGHTEN UP, by Michelle and Jodah Reed

BETHESDA, by William “Mark” Clarke

GOOD EVIL, by Jorge Gutierrez

FLIGHT ADJUSTMENT, by Robert Kenny

THE BECKONING OF BRYN O’MARA by James Serpento and Alissa Tschetter-Siedschlaw

WAVELENGTH by Reinaldo Garcia

WHITE CALM by Sid Bodalia

SHUT UP, by Jared Bratt

THE GREAT MAKEOVER, by John Edward Flynt

THE GAZE, by Martine Allard

MYTHOMANIA, by Howard Fridkin and Tom McCurrie

THE BLACK CHAMBER, by John Edward Flynt

SILENCE, by John Edward Flynt

COYOTE AND THE DUST-DEVIL by Jonah Jones

SHETLANDS IMMORTALS, by Kristal Bain and Joe E. Hitchen

THE LUCY SHOW, by Todd Felderstein

BLINDSPOT, by Barbara Gilmore

EVEN, by Joe Bright and Michael Franklin

IN THE DARK, by Dorothy Leiper and Fernando Monteiro

LRED CRUCIBLE, by Ira Altman

THE MARCH, by Keith Apland

THE UNUSUAL SUSPECT, by Earl Thompson

BRUSH CREEK CHARLIE, by Dewy B Reynolds

PRETEND NORMAL, by Timothy Lantz

CORRUPTED HEARTS, by Veetra King

DIRT CHEAP DEEDS, by Alex Fletcher

NETWORK OF KILLERS, by Dewy B Reynolds

BALAKHISTAN, by Don Fried

DOPPELGANGER, by Alex N. Hay

SNARED, by Mike Neumann

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 – Read the best of THRILLER Feature Films: part 2

BROWSE through the list and read the best of Thriller & Suspense Feature Film loglines and synopsis from around the world: 

TAMING THE BEAST, by Thurane Aung Khin and Dary Matera and Kenyon Grey

THE ORDER, by Thomas Dunham

ASHES OF AUTUMN, by Lori Meyer

SHOTGUN AND THE INTRUDER, by Daniel Sedore

SIX POINT EVE, by Michael Gentry Jr.

A GRAVE WHERE HORSES LIE, by Skylier Jones

THE KILLING MAN, by Thomas Jamieson

LETHAL DANGER, by Daniela Zeffiro & Scott C. Brown

WEREWOLF DAWN, by Mark Robyn

THE QUIET ONE, by Steve Dawson

MOTHS TO FLAME, by Fredric Maffei

THE FORESEEN, by Walter Jakubowski

CHRISTMAS IN ARCADIA, by Rachel Fischer

SELLER OF TRUTH, by Jacob Greenberg

GUNNISON, by Daniel Duane

THE BANKERS, by Jason Power

A GOOD HIGHWAY TO A PRIVATE HELL, by Panagiotis Pag Kravvas

TRIALS OF SUBTERMINA, by Coreeta Buchan

TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT WINDWILLS, by Luke Nicklin

THE HEARTBREAK KILLER, by Bob Creager

THE NOSTRADAMUS MISSION, by Daniel Berghoff

EXILE CORPORATION, by Mark McClafferty

FLOWERS FOR AUNTIE EM, by Deborah Young

THE LAST IMMORTAL, by Lee Chavis and Karim Lounes

CYBERSPACE, by Jeff W. Horton

NORTH 40, by Timothy Jay Smith

SCATTERY ROADS, by Mary DeSantis

BROOKLYN BLEEDS, by Joseph Barbour, Richard Barbour, Damion Sanders

IN THE FLESH, by Atika Yusuf

QUASI, by King Abalos

REVENGE OF BIN LADEN, by Ken Campbell

ECHO, by Kristi Corbett

TAG, by Daniel Moody

THE PORT OF SAN PEDRO, by Cleo Valente

DIVOT MCDOWELL, by Will Martin

10 to 1, by Christopher Jean Soucy

COLDHEART CREEK, by Chris Morgan

SINGLE SOUL, by Gunnar Haldorsson

THE HOSTEL X, by Raymond Archie Davenport

SINNERS AND SERVANTS BEGINNING, by John McFadden

EVEN IN DEATH, by Shawn McCormack

FAMILY HONOR, by Lew Ritter

SAINTS AND SINNERS, by Wilson Jackson

ACHILLES THE HIT, by Liane Moonraven

THE SYPHONIST, by Dylan McGoldrick

FEI JI, by James C. Peters

MURDER ON BASKETBALL DEATHROW, by Neal Wilson

TRAPPED WITHIN, by Tom Stukel

A FEMALE ON THE MALES PLAN, by Terezia Kontova

TOO LIVE AND TOO LOVE, by Willie Sanders III

THE ANGEL OF KOBANE, by Sal Haider

THE WALTZ OF THE BUTTERFLY, by Nicholas Ardanaz

DREAM JOB, by Curtis Cameron

UNLOCKED, by Emma Mussoll

THE REBELLION, by Justin Accornero

THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS CONFESSION, by Jennifer Hang

RAINBOW, by James Boggan

PHATE, by Chidi Ezeibeili

SHADOW OF DOUBT, by Mitchell L. Aase

SAVIOUR, by Franklin A. Friedlander

WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT, by Patricia Hughes

CAPTIVE QUARTET, by Lilia Fabry

CLEVELAND STRANGER: THE UNTOLD STORY, by CD Newton

ROOM TEMPERATURE, by Paul Myerberg

TIGERS IN SUBURBIA, by David Dehaas

FALLEN HERO, by Titus Robinson

XMAS FILES, by John F. Nordlinger

I4NI, by John Priest

THE RULE OF DEATH, by Arun Joseph

THE WATCHMAN’S EDICT, by Bryan Boykins

DOUBLE BLIND TEST, by Herb Schultz

THE BOONIES, by Nathan Smith

THE CREDIT BUREAU, by Jay Stamatis

WHAT’S UP CHUCK, by John Rachel

CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE, by Howard Fridkin

LITTLE PROFESSOR, by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes

AVES, by Daniel L. Burke

THE GARDENER, by Mike Guerrini

MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET, by Damien Michael Aulsberry

MAELSTROM, by Christopher Mick & Nick Bain

MAYA, by Vipin Behari

THE LAST PRINCESS, by Richter Cox

WALKER PARK, by Dave Ryan

AGE OF THE WICKED, by Gunnar Halldorsson

FLYING LIONS, by Colin Ososki

RIPPER, by Sandra Smith

SNOW ADVISORY, by Lisa Beuk

PERIPHERAL, by Sylvester Pilgrim

RUNNING WITH WOLVES, by T.J. Chester

LAST FULL MEASURE, by Cameron Lovas

SUFFER NO MORE, by Nadine Frye

HOLIDAY KILL, by Somayeh Heidarvand

NOTHING AND EVERYWHERE, by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon

MISS PROFESSIONAL, by Raymond Archie Davenport

ACTS OF TERROR, by Jagdish Singh

PLEASE SPELL DEATH, by David Rodriguez

FLIGHT 370, by Paul Posti

HOLIDAY KILL, by Somayeh Heidarvand

THE GLORY TRAIN, by Philip Prudhomme

THE CYPRESS HILLS, by Angel Ernst

SLEEPAWAY, by Leslie Ducena

STILL ALIVE, by Evgeniy Molochko

THE POLO PLAYER, by Ulisses Santiago

THE SEVENTH, by C. Stella Eggers

DEAD MALL, by Edward J. Rubeo

METAL CITY, by Justin Swartz

THE LURKING MAN, by Keith Rommel

A SMART DISORDER, by Viktoria Grivina

RETARD, by Christopher Alan Broadstone & John Franklin

ASSASSINS CODE 1, by Christopher Chance

SILVER THREAD, by Roberta Griffin

UNLUCKY SEVEN, by D Miles

THE WORLD UNDER WATER, by Meghna Nagar

NEW WORLD ORDER, by April Mae M. Berza

SPRING LAKE, by Sharon Dwyer

CHRONICLES IF RIO, by Davyn Baumann

RENUMERATION, by Robin Lee

DREAMS AND REAL, by Jacob Greenberg

FORCE, by Dena Rivera

SIMONS RESCUE, by Edward Leech

LINE OF CONTROL, by Jane Therese

TEXAS KILL EM, by Bruno Machado Gomes

WIDOWS WALK, by Alexandra Boyd

IN HUMAN SKIN, by Radha Bharadwaj

I’M STILL HERE, by Sean Elwood

INTO THE DARKNESS, by Michael Pallotta

THE CONTRACTOR, by Berdine Lavoy and Mark McQuown

JUST SOUTH OF INNOCENT, by Robert McCarty

LOCKED IN, by Robert McBride

STAGE 2, by Ryan Musgrave

THE DONOR, by Sharon Burtner

INFERNO, by Sean Breathnach

TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD, by David Bryant Perkins

YESTERDAY’S FLIGHT, by Martyn Ellington

RETIRE WITH A VIEW, by Behzah Sedghi

UNDER CURRENT, by Barry K. Pagel

THE ROAD TO ROSARITO, by Solomon Osayande Jr. 

GORDON DONOVAN, by Rob Turner

ASB, by Donna-Marie Dowe

THE GREY WOLF, by Michelle Daniel

RIEN NE VA PLUS, by Franz Wolf

INFERNO NEW ORLEANS: PART ONE, by John Bias

NIGHTS, by Marilia Lobao

ONE AND A HALF, by Oleg Lubske

BOLD SPIRIT, by Nan Schuler

SLAVE CHILDREN, by Michael Faunce-Brown

THE TRESPASS OF TITANOBOA, by Simeon Adeleke Laizer

LYLE X5, by Violette Soleil

BANK ON IT, by Mark Mancini

JIGSAW, by Robert L. Fallin

VENOM MOB, by Ty Mitchell

VIDEO PITCH: MOTHER AND SON, by David Serra

CLEAN UP AT CAMP CHICO, by Jeff Brisbin & Mike Cox

THE GENUINE IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING, by Les Edgerton

HELLCAT, by J. Alan Hostetter

A PSEUDONYM FOR EVIL, by Abel Santiago

ROYAL SABOTAGE, by Cheing Winston

VOICES OF EVIL, by Nadine Frye

ONE WITHOUT NOTICE, by Adrian I. Moreno

THE CROSS AND PASSION, by Charlie

STIGMA ROBBERY, by McCoy Genfan

MIRROR OF MY MIND, by Jason Rist

MASTER STROKE, by Carol J. Crittenden

THE LINCOLN, by Charles E. Brown

 

AMBER Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Andi Osho

A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

August 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEMONS
August 2017 Reading
by Dustin Prince
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace
ACTOR1st SCENE CRIME Screenplay – THE BIRTHING FIELD
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Thorpe
ACTOR1st SCENE HORROR Screenplay – SILHOUETTE
August 2017 Reading
by Lukas Hassel


festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama
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festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

July 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay – GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
July 2017 Reading
by Tara C. Hall
ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – D FOR DEXTER
July 2017 Reading
by Jessi Thind
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – THE TWIN WITHIN
July 2017 Reading
by Gunnar E. Garrett
festival posterSUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
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festival posterECSTASY BOULEVARD, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

May 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – THE ALIBI
May 2017 Reading
by Wendy Appelbaum

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: LIGHT OF HOPE
May 2017 Reading
by S.T. Collins
ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen
ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley
ACTORCRIME BEST Scene – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
May 2017 Reading
by Wayne E. Johnson

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – ROUND TRIP
May 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – AVES
May 2017 Reading
by Daniel L. Burke

ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay – CLOCKWORK
May 2017 Reading
by Eric Hackler
ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley

festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterKOOKIE, 12min, Canada, Horror
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festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
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festival posterVOYEUR, 15min, Canada, Thriller/Spy
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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Get to know the short film: KONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

  MOVIE POSTERKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Ian Schiller

When a low criminal makes his move against an old friend, it thrusts him into the deep end of a criminal world where his next move could be his last.

Director’s Statement:

I live in Santa Cruz Ca, a town where the tech billions of the Silicon Valley is held at bay by a redwood forest and a winding road through the mountains. It’s a town where vacationers and day trippers brave the pass to enjoy it’s beaches and millionaires overbid themselves to buy beachfront property.

However, beneath this sunny veneer lies a shadow culture, people living outside the margins of society. Transients forced on busses to Santa Cruz from less accommodating locals. Lurkers existing as they have and will – skating, surfing, partying, living for the next swell. Living by the money of random jobs and petty crime. Kong’s is a Neo Noir inspired story about one such criminal who makes a desperate move in an attempt to escape his status.

My location, Kong’s exists in real life. It’s is a dingy seedy convenience store in a gentrified community. A convenience store wearing the patina of the early nineties where the rich and street punks alike come for their beer and late night ice cream. It was here I realized I wanted to explore the intersection of Santa Cruz’s two worlds and investigate the darkness just underneath the surface.

In writing the story, the original concept was to place the film in one moment of time. To see events unfold nearly in real-time yet deliver a complete three act story within the confines of a short. Moreover to create a story starting at a high point of tension and each subsequent character adding to the tension.

In many ways I’m an outsider in my own town and I’ve always been fascinated by the characters I come across. Kong’s and the characters in the story, while fictional, embody the unseen strata of Santa Cruz. One where most turn a blind eye and are secure to think does not exist.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:10 minutes 17 seconds

Completion Date:August 15, 2016

Production Budget:70,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Red

Aspect Ratio:2:4

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.