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Accidentally Enhanced

A driven cop, a worried mother, and a neglected daughter. The year is 2052 and humanity has found a way to finally meld with machine. Cybernetic augmentation is the latest fad and with so many people crazed over this new trend, somebody’s got to keep them in line. Enter Sam Herschel, sergeant of a Cybernetic Crimes Division who has made it his life’s mission to deal with the ever-looming threat of cybernetic enhancements rejecting the organic brains of their hosts, and going haywire. Sam’s fervent dedication to keeping the world safe from rampant cybernetics impacts negatively on his family life, but all that changes when his artist daughter April loses her arm in an accident.

  • Harley Shook
  • Harley Shook
  • Harley Shook
  • Chris Uberto
    Key Cast
  • Cindy Jordan
    Key Cast
  • Aidan Foley
    Key Cast
  • David Philips
    Key Cast
  • Justin Stapleton
    Key Cast
  • Lewis Gregg
    Director of Photography
  • Zain Jiwani
    Camera Operator
  • Sonny Ruiz
    Camera Operator
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Harley Shook

Ever since a young age, I was always fascinated with the moving picture. The invention of film gave us an ability to pause, rewind, and relive favorite moments in our life, but it also opened the doorway for many to bring to life brand new worlds, stories, and characters that had never been seen before. To me, that was the magic of cinema. Windows to another world, past, present, or future.

My first official camera was a Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot, a consumer camera that I took everywhere. I took an online class on Beginning Public Broadcasting through GA Virtual School, and since that semester in highschool, I’ve been pursuing a career in film and television.

After recently graduating with a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I was urged by my professors to submit my completed student projects to filmfests, as they are an excellent way to meet fellow creative filmmakers and network with professionals in my field.

And so, with the assistance of this site, FilmFreeway, a new chapter in my filmmaking life has begun, and I look forward to the many new adventures this road takes me toward.

- Harley

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Director Statement

"If a picture paints a thousand words, then a good film should leave them speechless."