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Crimson Heist

Devin McHale, an unsuccessful robber gathers his small gang in a van. With the gang confused on what the plan is, he goes over it carefully. He explains that the bank opens at 9am and a local millionaire is depositing a briefcase of savings bonds guarded by the manager and two security guards. A gang with red mask enters the bank terrorizing the patrons. Two of the men take down the guards. The other enter the board room, cut the chain tied to the manager’s wrists with pliers and steal the briefcase. Devin and his gang arrive at the bank, understanding the plan. They all strap on blue masks and exit the van, running up to the entrance. They are stopped by red masked men who exit the bank with the briefcase. Both gangs stand outside the bank in confusion and disbelief, then the red gang runs to their get-away car. Devin walks into the bank to see the aftermath, followed by one of his gang members, Lizzie. She tells him they have to leave as the police sirens are getting closer, while trying to comforting to her discouraged leader. He then lets her know that he’s actually satisfied as he can’t believe the plan worked, despite it working for a different gang. They rush out of the bank and hop into the back of the van.

  • Dalton Thorvilson
  • Dalton Thorvilson
  • Cameron Kashtan
  • Reed Cothron
  • Loic Suberville
    Key Cast
    The Buzz
  • Casey Gardner
    Key Cast
  • Zack Bolla
    Key Cast
  • De'Vaughn Looney
    Key Cast
  • Rich Lane
    Supporting Cast
  • Antony Bryant
    Supporting Cast
  • Calvin Bellas
    Supporting Cast
  • Cameron Bittrick
    Supporting Cast
  • Matt Miller
    Supporting Cast
  • Codsworth Hott
    Supporting Cast
  • Ned Hopkins
    Supporting Cast
  • Kelly McKay
    First Assistant Director
  • Þórhanna Inga Ómarsdóttir
    Second Assistant Director
  • Jack Foley
    Director of Photography
  • Jack Foley
    Camera Operators
  • Sawyer Oubre
    Camera Operators
  • Niko Feldman
    First Assistant Camera
  • Calvin Bellas
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Jim Cole
  • Brandon Babbit
    Best Boy Electric
  • Dylan Genis
    Key Grip
  • Kai Dickson
    Best Grip
  • Sawyer Oubre
    Dolly Grip
  • Robbie Snow
  • Gavin Chin
    G&E Intern
    Worth a 1000 Words, Jeffrey, Intermission
  • Jeff Schwoob
    Sound Supervisor
  • Jeff Schwoob
    Location Mixer
  • Kaylee Yacono
    Boom Operator
  • Ethan Helm
    Original Music
  • Bea Weiner
    Production Designer
  • Cassie McLeod
    Art Department Assistant
  • Alexander Ian Neumann
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F65 Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Dalton Thorvilson

Dalton is an award winning filmmaker who was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He then moved to Auburn, Alabama for High School. From a young age movies have always been a passion of his, and creating his own was what he was born to do. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design to further his career.

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Director Statement

“Crimson Heist” is the type of film we love to see… exciting, fun, and surprising. I wrote and directed this story with the same level of energy I believe the film is infused with. The challenge for me was to replicate the style of classic heist films in order to subvert the audiences’ expectations. As the director, it was an intriguing challenge I looked forward to. But more important was the journey of the main character. We can all relate to Devin, not because of his lust for crime, but because he’s desperate for a win, wanting nothing more than to prove to himself that he has what it takes to be successful. I am so proud of this film and everyone who helped realize its full potential… being a damn good time at the movies.