MUST SEE: SCI-FI-LADEN MINI-THRILLER

 

By Egotist / /

Channel Z Director/Editor Charlie Gerszewski has teamed up with DP Stephen Holm and Mill Colorist Mikey Pehanich for a multi-hued mix of cosmic synth music and sci-fi indebted imagery.

Gerszewski’s short film for Mr. Eff’s John Carpenter-esque “Midnight Predator” follows a desperate man across wintery landscapes as he chases a torch-bearing woman cloaked in a pristine white outfit. Curvy vintage station wagons, red revolving light, and a telekinetic ending are all on the menu in this 80’s-inspired five-minute mini-thriller.

Enjoy.

 

Written & Produced by: Charlie Gerszewski
Director: Charlie Gerszewski
Producer: Stephen Holm
Line Producer: Rachel Palashewski

Starring:
Ladonna Craelius as The Dispatcher
Morley Nelson as The Man
Lisa Shafer as The Woman

Director of Photography: Stephen Holm
First Assistant Director: Andrew DeVary
Assistant Camera: Sophie Mayhew
Assistant Camera: David “Di” Ishida
Camera PA: Mike Fuller
Gaffer: Doug Gander
Gaffer: Matt Muegge
Key Grip: Dave Pope
Key Grip: Matt Porter
Grip: Sam Mayhew
Grip: Laurie DeShane
Casting: A&E Casting
Casting Director: Antoinette Trussoni
Sound: Jennilee Park
Sound: Travis Buschette
Art Director: Emily Durben
Hair & Make Up: Pa Da Her
Hair & Make Up: Sarah Dress
PA: Maria Davidson
PA: Chris Naylor
PA: Selena Bergin
PA: Jake Nokovic
Picture Vehicles: Props On Wheels
Picture Vehicle Driver: Brian Denny
Picture Vehicle Driver: Maddie Denny
Drone Operator: Tom Beckel
Wardrobe: Deborah Fiscus

Post Production: Channel Z
Executive Producer: Ace Allgood
Editor: Charlie Gerszewski
VFX: Charlie Gerszewski, Cory Bauer
Flame Artist: Chris Chiabotti
Producer: Kelly Nelson
Assistant Producer: Kaily Dooley

Color: The Mill
Executive Producer, Color: Laurie Adrianopoli
Colorist: Mikey Pehanich
Color Assist: Lindsey Mazur

Camera: Plural Films
Lens & Camera Support: Cinemechanics
Grip & Electric: Tasty Lighting
Production Support: Tasty Lighting

Special thanks:
Brad Durow
Falk Paper Company
Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.
Mark Riddle
Mick Uzendoski
Anthony Dinicola
James Lotter
Marisol Alcazar

In memory of Bob Margl.

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