Private Project


The Alamo City finds out it may be the playground to people with fire superpowers due to a breakout of serial arson. The hunt begins after a whistleblower dubs them as "pyros" and a careless, relentless bounty hunter in his pursuit of money, women and fame stumbles upon one.

  • Rodney Greenwood
  • Rodney Greenwood
  • Rodney Greenwood
  • David Gonzalez
  • Erica Buitron
  • Emory Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Alex Barnett
    Key Cast
  • George De Leon
    Key Cast
  • Aly Real
    Key Cast
  • Brenda Li Garcia
    Key Cast
  • Adam Alexis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Sci--fi, drama, thriller
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    August 2, 2015
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Rodney Greenwood

Rodney Greenwood was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former standout wide receiver from Theodore Roosevelt High School and spent most of his life playing football and sports. He stays active by weightlifting and doing running events. He also a proud Tough Mudder finisher.

Rodney has always wanted to be involved in filmmaking, but only saw it as an unobtainable dream. This all changed when he responded to a request for a production assistant for the local film, Sanitarium. At that moment he believed it was now the time he took his dream seriously. He has then participated in two, 48-hour film festivals. One as a writer and the second as the director of photography. Rodney is a self-taught filmmaker and his first short film, Pyros will have it's world Premiere at the San Antonio Film Festival. He still has a full-time job and hopes his dream may turn into a career.

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Director Statement

Learn to fail. That is the declaration I made after a long conversation with my brother before starting the pursuit of this crazy dream of filmmaking. It all started around August 2013 when I decided it was now the time I attempted to make my first film. I saved up money for a few months to purchase my first camera, the Canon T3i. Shortly after I bought my first lens, the "nifty-fifty" and shortly after that completed my first script, "Pyros".

Pyros, represents that statement-"learn to fail"-as that is what I set out to do. Don't get me wrong, that statement does not represent pessimism. It's actuallly a positive statement for me. For I read a quote that went along the lines of, "The pain of not taking action is greater than the pain of rejection." It was my turn to take action and if I failed in the process, I knew that pain of failure would not be nearly as bad as regret. Therefore, I set out to learn to fail with "Pyros", because I knew at the end of the day I would not fail to learn. The knowledge in this industry is infinite and all I want to do is learn so I can continue to try to get better. This little film was my first attempt, and I hope it will not be my last.