Existence: Age of Discovery

Vivian, a strong female warrior roams the desert in search of ancient artifacts, hoping they can provide answers about her world. Once she discovers the truth from her creator, she is set on a path to reconnect with a lost love.

  • Jordan L. Riley
    Director
    Existence: Journey Into Unexpected Territory, Introspection
  • Jordan L. Riley
    Writer
    Existence: Journey Into Unexpected Territory, Introspection
  • Jordan L. Riley
    Producer
    Existence: Journey Into Unexpected Territory, Introspection
  • Phillip Pridmore
    Producer
    Existence: Journey Into Unexpected Territory
  • Lupita Oseguera
    Key Cast
  • Traivon Williams
    Key Cast
  • Jordan L. Riley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventurous
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • CBU/Riverside International Film Festival
    Riverside, CA
    United States
    April 22, 2017
    California Baptist University Premiere
    Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Production Design, Official Selection Best Director, Official Selection Best Screenplay, Official Selection Best Editing, Official Best Short
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    June 18, 2018
    Best Editing, Official Selection Best Short
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 8, 2018
    Official Selection Best Indie Short, Official Selection Best Editing, Official Selection Best Cinematography, Official Selection Best Original Score
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, Ca
    United States
    February 28, 2019
    Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing/Sound Mixing, Best Editing, Official Selection Best Short
  • Top Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 13, 2019
    Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Official Selection Best Short
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Best Music, Best Sound Design
  • The NEXT International Short Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    September 30, 2020
    India Premiere
    Official Selection Editing, Official Selection Cinematography
Director Biography - Jordan L. Riley

Jordan L. Riley was born on February 2, 1994 in San Diego, California. At an early age, Riley began filming and making short movies with his father's camera. Over the years, he constantly writes and films striving to make the impossible, possible.

As seen in his more recent films, Riley was heavily influenced by the Science-Fiction saga Star Wars. After seeing George Lucas' space saga it gave birth to Riley's passion for original storytelling. He is a visionary filmmaker with incredible promise that is waiting to erupt for his future films for the world to witness in the years to come.

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Director Statement

Filmmaking is one of the most powerful weapons we have on the planet. The way we can use film to inspire or bring awareness to certain topics or even connects someone's soul through the emotions it can produce is a great resource to have for the world to see. One specific area I focus on writing, is to have strong female leads in all my screenplays because I want to bring attention to gender equalities in the film environment. I write these strong female characters because I want to reach the audience, particular to educate young girls that women can be strong too.

Being apart of this new generation of up-and-coming filmmakers, I continue to strive to help reshape the future film industry and become a beacon to inspire future generations to change these gender constrictions.