When a sleeper agent in a clandestine private intelligence firm, finally receives her first covert mission, she is all too eager to prove herself, until her estranged half-sister shows up with a desperate plea for help that could utterly derail her career.
Dylan Rogers — Film Editor, After Effects, Sound Editor, Marketing Visuals
Dylan Payne — Sound Mixer
Melanie Wise — Additional Foley Sounds
Dylan Rogers — Writer / Director / Producer
Dora Mendez — Producer
Zenaida Mendez — Executive Producer
John Mendez — Executive Producer
Chris Magdalenski — Director of Photography
Laura Durkay — Assistant Director
Taylor Bradshaw — Sound Recordist
Michael Rosch — AC/Gaffer/Grip
Sabrina Asciutto — PA/Gaffer/Grip
Carlos De La Cruz — Associate Producer
Ela Thier — Consulting Producer
Writer/Director, Dylan Rogers and DP, Chris Magdalenski, brainstormed on a list of resources that might contribute toward the making of a short film: Locations, props, actors that they knew, etc. Chris had announced that he was moving to Atlanta, so they wanted to get a short film shot before his departure. (Side-note: Chris and Dylan had already worked together for over a year as graphic designers). Dylan Returned four weeks later with the first draft of a script, written for Rocío Mendez, his sister-in-law, who is also a very capable fight choreographer.
Just as the first draft of the script was being finished, Dylan took a weekend-long workshop “Producing Low/No Budget Films” led by Ela Thier. It was in this workshop that Dylan met two cast members of this project: Lowell Byers and Nicholas Chase Applegate. Also among the attendees of the workshop were two people who would join the crew: Michael Rosch and Sabrina Asciutto. Upon completion of the first draft and the workshop, Dylan held a meeting with a more experienced filmmaker than himself, and fellow IFS lab member, Laura Durkay. She gave her feedback on the first draft from a producing aspect. Dylan hired her for the shoot as the Assistant Director which really helped what was to be an extremely ambitious two-day shooting schedule run smoothly and completely.
Dylan asked his wife, Dora Mendez to be his producing partner, because of her love of movies and her talent for very pragmatic, logistical planning. Even though this was her first time producing, she really proved to be valuable in keeping the preproduction process moving forward and handling logistical and budget matters during the shoot.