Private Project

Anybody's Game

A smooth talking shyster with a chip on his shoulder seeks to outwit an old rival when they meet for a game of pool.

  • Travis Calvert
    Director
    The Library Book, '95, The Black Dahlias
  • Felix Danger
    Writer
  • Bjorn Alexander
    Key Cast
  • Rory Dowd
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Travis Calvert

My name is Travis Calvert and I am a DIY filmmaker from Reno, Nevada.

I was the 2015 U.S. winner of the Jameson First Shot screenwriting competition. My script was chosen and I was allowed the great privilege of making my short film with Adrien Brody. The film can be seen here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPtBcSedYv0

I originally grew up in Iowa, and later spent the better part of decade in Mankato, Minnesota where I graduated college with a degree in Computer Science. After finishing college my wife and I moved to the Twin Cities briefly, before living abroad in Paris, France for a short time. That was an amazing experience and I really believe everyone should travel and try to see the world from other perspectives.

I’ve already had several careers working in mostly technical fields, but at some point a switch flipped in my head and I knew I wouldn't be content unless I was working creatively. It was then I transitioned into my current role as a Video Producer for a slot machine company. In this role I am responsible for sourcing and editing various video content used in gambling products. I also write and direct voice-over sessions. Working in this capacity has brought me into contact with such talented folks as: John Lithgow, Ernie Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Ken Jeong, and Betty White. Working with these folks has made me realize that anything is possible... you just have to want it bad enough.

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Director Statement

While film making is something I have always wanted to do, it wasn't until the past few years that I believed it was something I could do. Now that that the means of film production have become egalitarian and most everyone can afford the equipment to make a film, the question is... why not?