(Short-form fiction film)
A NASA scientist in 2063 creates a powerful energy source, but before he can transmit it for mass production, a mysterious force shows him a desolate future. Will he choose fame and fortune, or will he save the world without anyone knowing?
-Best Sound Design (2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Student Emmy Awards)
-Nominated for Best Sound Design, Best Short-Form Fiction and Best Cinematography and Editing (2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Student Emmy Awards)
-Best Science Fiction Film (2020 Central Film Festival, Springfield, MO)
-First Place in Digital Special Effects and Editing (2020 Frame by Frame Film Festival, Chicago, IL)
-Award of Excellence in Youth Filmmaking (2020 IndieFEST Film Awards, La Jolla, CA)
-Best Youth Short (2020 Short to the Point Film Festival, Romania)
In One Minute to Midnight, I wanted to explore a possibility of our future in regard to our technological advancement, the potential consequences and to emphasize the need for those who choose to do good over their own fame and fortune. I decided to date the film in 2063 and 2064 to show viewers that the reality Dr. Hugo Laar discovers in 2064 could become our reality in our near future and we must proceed with caution. My hope is that the the underlying message contained in the film about how delicate our future is will resonate with viewers. Not just in terms of weaponized technological advancement, but also in terms of global warming, political instability and a global pandemic that threaten our way of life and the prosperity of our future. One Minute to Midnight pushes the boundaries of high school student filmmaking while delivering an important moral that will leave viewers thinking deeper, and one that is especially pertinent now.
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