Experiencing Interruptions?

Hook Man

A struggling music producer sells his soul to a 1970s drum machine.

  • Kevin Ignatius
  • Kevin Ignatius
  • Bridger Nielson
  • Nick Psinakis
  • Kevin Ignatius
  • Nick Psinakis
    Key Cast
  • Haneefah Wood
    Key Cast
  • Mick Thyer
    Key Cast
  • Jerry Hoffman
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Drama, Noir
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    United States
    February 27, 2017
  • The Big Island Film Festival
    Big Island, HI
    May 28, 2016
  • Melbourne Indie Film Festival
    Best Music Score
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    December 3, 2016
    Best Score
  • First Glance Film Festival Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    April 15, 2016
    Winner Best Sound Design
  • Worldfest Houston
    Houston, Texas
    Remi Award Winner
  • IndieFEST
    La Jolla, CA
    Award of Merit: Film Short
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    Laughlin, Nevada
    United States
    October 14, 2016
Director Biography - Kevin Ignatius

Kevin was born and raised in Warren, PA. and moved to New York City after graduating from The University of Pittsburgh with a major in Rhetoric and Communications and a minor in Jazz Drumming. Half-Korean, Kevin's mother was born and raised in Gangneung and spent her formative years there before moving to the U.S. Kevin has immediate family that still resides in both Seoul and Gangneung.

In 2011 he co-wrote, acted and produced the short film The Adoption Agency for FunnyorDie.com starring Rex Lee (Entourage, Suburgatory). In addition to garnering much attention on the website, the film opened the 2011 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival (rated one of the Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.S. by the Brooks Institute). It went on to win the 2011 Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Film Comedy and was an official selection of the 2011 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago and Montreal respectively.

Kevin, along with his writing partner Nick Psinakis, recently sold the half hour comedy series Life Behind Bars to Legendary TV & Digital. They also wrote the feature film THUNDERBIRD PARK, adapted from a story by Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight).

In addition, Kevin is a composer and founding member of the electronic duo Das Tapes. Their music can be found in the upcoming feature films Two Night Stand starring Kid Cudi and Miles Teller and Hot Bot starring Danny Masterson and Anthony Anderson.

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Director Statement

An homage to The Twilight Zone, this film takes a glimpse into every music producer or songwriter's often recurring nightmare of striving to create that hit song or record. Doing anything and everything to see it through, and in some cases, ultimately selling your soul to achieve success.

The music in this film remains the driving force with the intention of taking the audience for a ride both visually and sonically. Thank you for your consideration, I hope you enjoy the film as much as I enjoyed its process.

- Kevin Ignatius