Project Details

Project Short film / 11:47 mins

Type Action/Thriller/Sci-Fi

Role Writer, producer, director

release date March 20, 2019 / Festival circuit

Review: UK Film Review
Review: IndyRed
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Review: Cult Critic
Review: Film Threat
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Review: HorrO's Gory Reviews

*20 Best Short Films of 2019 - Chris Olson
*New York Film Awards - Best Thriller
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Action
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Horror
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Best Editing
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Short
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Director
*LA Shorts Awards - Best Cinematography
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Action
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Thriller
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Cinematography
*Austin After Dark - Best Action Film
*Hollywood Hills Film Awards - Best Short
*Hollywood Hills Film Awards - Best Director
*Hollywood Hills Film Awards - Best Cinematography
*Hollywood Hills Film Awards - Best Editing
*LAIFFA - Best Horror
*GFFA - Best Thriller
*GFFA - Best Director
*GFFA - Best Cinematography
*Festigious - Best Thriller
*Festigious - Best Cinematography
*Top Shorts - Best Thriller
*HIMPFF - Best Horror
*IHMA - Best Director
*IHMA - Best Bad Ass
*HBHF - Best Action/Adventure
*Hollywood Just4Shorts - Best Horror/Thriller
*Indie Short Fest - Best Action Short
*Indie Short Fest - Best Sound Mixing
*ISA - Best Director (Male)
*ISA - Best Action Short
*ISA - Best Thriller Short
*ISA - Best Editing
*ISA - Best Sound Design
*Berlin FFF - Honorable Mention
*Spotlight Short Film Awards - Gold Award
*ARFF Amsterdam - Jury Award
*Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Stunts

When I decided to make "Ricochet" I knew it would be a sibling to my previous short film "Safe" -- but on a much bigger scale. Still a home invasion thriller at heart, I wanted more action, more locations and more blood in this one. We shot in two locations for 2 days a piece.

A speakeasy in Seattle doubled for a basement of a house for the first weekend of shooting. Then for the second weekend, we shot for 2 days in a mansion in Sammamish, WA.

*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Film
*Vegas Movie Awards - Best Director
*Indie Short Fest - Best Thriller Short
*Indie Short Fest - Best Director (Male)
*Indie Short Fest - Best Editing
*IHMA - Best Short
*IHMA - Best Original Concept
*IHMA - Best Cinematography
*IHMA - Best Kill
*FANtastic Horror Film Festival - Best Thriller
*Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Short
*Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Thriller
*Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Art Direction
*Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Titles
*Burbank Film Festival - Finalist
*LAHCFF - Finalist
*Hollywood Horrorfest - Semi-Finalist
*Los Angeles CineFest - Semi-Finalist
*NEIFF - Best Director
*NEIFF - Best Screenplay
*NEIFF - Best Cinematography
*NEIFF - Best Actress
*NEIFF - Best Supporting Actress

We shot with two RED cameras in 4k -- one would always be mounted on a gimbal that we could easily move to an ectoskeleton or to a jib arm. The other camera we could easily move from a dolly to a tripod or to a shoulder mount device.

Once filming was complete, I took on the task of doing all of the editing, sound mixing, color grading, VFX shots, music licensing, creating and designing 6 posters, trailers and all of the marketing materials.

official selections
*Paris Short Film Festival