From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)

Synopsis

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.

Post

Dylan Rogers — Film Editor, After Effects, Sound Editor, Marketing Visuals

Dylan Payne — Sound Mixer

Melanie Wise — Additional Foley Sounds

Crew

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

Project Inception

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.

Pre-Production

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.

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From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)

From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)

From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)

From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)

From left: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Dylan Rogers, Lowell Byers, Zeniba Britt, Chris Magdalenski, Laura Durkay, Taylor Bradshaw, Rocío Mendez, Sabrina Asciutto, Michael Rosch. (Photo by: Dora Mendez)