Machination

“Machination” will take you inside the mind of James, who acts out his evil fantasies onto those who are involving themselves in evil deeds. Through mesmerizing cinematography, creative direction and story, this film will beguile you into the main character’s mindset.

A cautionary tale of love lost, lust found, pride, and revenge. “All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil.” -SOPHOCLES

  • Michael Thomas Cox
    Writer
    America's Got Talent, Parks and Rec., How To Get Away With Murder, Aquarius, American Rescue Squad, Charlie, U-Brew
  • Michael Thomas Cox
    Director
    America's Got Talent, Parks and Rec., How To Get Away With Murder, Aquarius, American Rescue Squad, Charlie, U-Brew
  • Elliott Graber
    Executive Producer
    The Music Box (Musical), The U-Brew
  • Elliot Diviney
    Producer
    American Rescue Squad, Potpourri, In Harms Way
  • Seng Soumpolpakdy
    Producer
    Charlie, Dinkytown Documentary
  • Brandon Van Vliet (Restraining Hollywood)
    Producer
    American Rescue Squad, In Harms Way, Potpourri
  • Elliott Graber
    Actor
    Modern Family & The New Girl (TV Series), Iron Man 3, American Rescue Squad
  • Caitlin Collins
    Actor
    Up On The Wooftop, Revenge (TV Series)
  • James Porter
    Actor
    Strange Nature
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED SCARLET
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Twin Cities Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    October 20, 2014
    North American Debut
  • RAW Awards
    Minneapolis, MN
    December 1, 2013
    North American Premiere
    Best Film Maker of the Year (2013)
Director Biography - Michael Thomas Cox

Michael Thomas Cox grew up watching movies and television all the time. His parents could not restrict his love for movies, even at a young age. He started acting in high school and then more in college. As time went on, he began to develop more interest in film, especially behind the camera. Today, he is finishing up his BA in Theatre at Metropolitan State University and is continuing his film career in Los Angeles, CA.

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Director Statement

Have you ever wondered what goes on the mind of a mentally disturbed man? Ever wanted to look deep within his thoughts and see what goes on in his mind? The bewilderment of pain and curiosity constantly contradicting each other? We present, “Machination”.