Major Key

"MAJOR KEY" is a story that's surrounded by love, tension, action, and humility. At its heart, the short is an uplifting story about the power of connection through music during tumultuous times. The film centers on an American band of brothers during the height of WWII who are hosted by a German family. Sparks fly when a young soldier falls for a German girl over their mutual love of jazz music.

  • Michael Robert Anderson
    The Colors Of Perception
  • Michael Robert Anderson
  • Niki Cruz
  • Michael Robert Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Sabrina Matarazzo
    Key Cast
  • Michael Maugeri
    Key Cast
  • Jim Walsh
    Key Cast
  • Brett Lawlor
    Key Cast
  • Zachary Urcinoli
    Key Cast
  • Charles Sullivan
    Key Cast
  • Zenon Zeleniuch
    Key Cast
  • Frank West
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, War, Romance, Action, short, historical, thriller
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    Best Actor WINNER, Rising Star WINNER, Best Director Nominee, Best Short Nominee
  • Staten Island Filmmakers Showcase
    Staten Island, New York
    Official Selection
  • Jelly FEST
    Sunland, California
    United States
  • Art Is Alive Film Festival
    New York, New York
  • Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    August 2, 2018
Director Biography - Michael Robert Anderson

Michael is an actor/director/writer/filmmaker based out of Staten Island, New York. He attended the University Of The Arts in Philadelphia where he earned his BFA in Acting and Musical Theater. He can be seen on stage, screen, behind the camera or in the writers chair working on a new project. Michael started his film company, Purple Cloud, in the summer of 2014-and along with his partners, he has been writing, acting, directing and producing ever since.

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Director Statement

“Ever since I was a kid, I had a fascination for history and all things involving action and adventure. I remember having the original boxed set of “Indiana Jones” on VHS and playing it on repeat until the film reels were practically worn out. Watching one of my heroes take on the armies of darkness with just a bullwhip and a head full of knowledge was the most inspiring thing I could imagine. As I grew older, I found a love for history- especially regarding WWII. I knew I had to create a story in this setting one day. The years went on and I found myself engaged in many aspects of the arts. Making home-videos on a small camcorder in my basement, to performing on stage at my high school- the arts LIVED in me. It’s because of the support of our fans, family, and friends that we [Purple Cloud], continue to pursue our love for film.
[Michael Robert Anderson]