Project Details

Project Short film / 17:05 mins

Type Action/Thriller/Horror/Sci-Fi

Role Writer, producer, director

release date March 20, 2020 / Festival circuit

Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
Review: 22 Indie Street
Review: IndyRed
Review: The Independent Critic
Review: Screen Critix
Review: Daily Film Fix
Review: Reel Romp
Review: UK Film Review
Review: One Film Fan
Review: Film Threat
Interview: Tim Earnheart

*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Action Film
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Editing
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Cinematography (HM)
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best of the Fest
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Short
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Director
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Cinematography
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Editing
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Actress
*Hollywood Hills Awards - Best Actor
*New York Film Awards - Best Thriller
*New York Film Awards - Best Director
*New York Film Awards - Best Cinematography
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Short
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Director
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Screenplay
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Cinematography
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Actor
*Hollywood Film Competition - Best Actress
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Short
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Director
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Script
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Cinematography
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Actress
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Actor
*LAIFFA - Best Producer
*Hollywood Gold Awards - Best Action
*Hollywood Gold Awards - Best Cinematography
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Action
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Thriller (HM)
*IndieX - Best Action Short
*IndieX - Best Thriller (OA)
*IndieX - Best Production Design
*Top Shorts - Best Action Film
*Festigious - Best Action Film
*Indie Short Fest - Best Thriller
*FilmCon - Best Action Film
*GFFA - Best Thriller Short
*GFFA - Best Director
*GFFA - Best Cinematography
*GFFA - Best Actor
*GFFA - Best Actress
*GFFA - Best Supporting Actress
*GFFA - Best Sound Design
*HBHF - Best Fantasy
*HBHF - Best Actress
*HBHF - Best Special FX
*HBHF - Best Trailer
*IHMA - Best Original Concept
*IHMA - Best Production Design
*IHMA - Best Sound
*ISA - Best Thriller Short
*NYCA - Best Visual Effects
*NYCA - Best Sound
*HorrorHaus - Best Digital FX
*CCA - Best Production Design
*CCA - Best Sound
*Berlin FFF - Outstanding Achievement

When I decided to make "Nemesis" I knew it would be a sequel to my previous short films "Ricochet" and "Safe" but I wanted it to be a stand alone short film as well like the others.

This was going to be another building block into the universe I've been creating with this mysterious organization called "The Institute" -- that I'd like to eventually turn into a feature film or a TV series of some sort.

*LAIFFA - Best Director
*LAIFFA - Best Horror
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Cinematography
*IndieX - Best Thriller Short
*IndieX - Best Director (Male)
*IndieX - Best Cinematography
*HorrorHaus - Best Editing
*IHMA - Best Short
*IHMA - Best Director
*IHMA - Best Cinematography
*IHMA - Best Editing
*IHMA - Best Actress
*European Cinematography Awards - Finalist

We shot for one day an a local apartment complex that doubled for the ending and conference rooms scenes; another day at an upscale bar in Bellevue, WA; and then three days at the Fremont Foundry -- a converted old power station to an event space.

Once filming was complete, I took on the task of doing all of the editing, VFX shots, sound mixing, color grading, music licensing, marketing material, as well as editing and sound mixing the trailer myself.

official selections
*UK Film Review Festival
*New Media Film Festival