45 Willow Drive

While babysitting, a mystery ensues when an intruder tries to break into the house.

First installment of a six part mini-series.

  • Carlos E. Macher
    Director
    Margaret, Sam Dates, Cuarto Cero, Visiones
  • Brandon F. Johnson
    Writer
    Lost Rivals, Stoic Stranger, The Last Generation to Die, In the Closet: D.C.
  • Eric Ruiz
    Writer
  • Eric Ruiz
    Producer
  • Carlos E. Macher
    Producer
    Third Act, The Crossroads
  • JJ Blake
    Producer
    Sam Dates
  • Collin Webster
    Producer
  • Michal Roxie Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Addilyn Rhodes"
    Raising Jaden, Revenge Club, Reservoir, Toll Booth, Music & Murder
  • Michael David Anderson
    Key Cast
    "Michael"
    The Turtle Dreamers, Secrets That We Keep, The Last Gift, Copycat Killers, Herotics, 22 Jump Street
  • Tanairi Zarazua Maldonado
    Key Cast
    "Stacey Alverez"
  • Jerry Gideon
    Key Cast
    "Oliver"
  • William Jeffries
    Key Cast
    "Luis"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, MD.
    United States
    March 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • American Visions Awards
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
    May 12, 2018
    Winner: Best Graduate Short
  • Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

    May 18, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    Nominee for: Most Terrifying, Best Original Idea
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    Nominee for: Best Short, Best Editing, Best Atmosphere, and Best Original Concept
Director Biography - Carlos E. Macher

Carlos E. Macher is a filmmaker and actor from Lima, Peru. Now in Washington, DC.

In the U.S. has worked projects including, the documentary "Third Act", assistant director for the series "Sam Dates," and collaborated as cinematographer in the series "The Crossroads" for Bertelsmann Foundation. In Peru worked as a director/producer on “Cuarto Cero”, “El Jardín Perdido” and the pilot series “Visiones”.

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Director Statement

The pilot episode from creator Eric Ruiz and writer Brandon F. Johnson’s mini-series script. 45 Willow Drive takes inspiration from True Detective, The Night Of and Big Little Lies. In today’s age of technology, the goal of the film to visually show someone is always watching.

Carlos E. Macher and Eric Ruiz envisioned an alternative way to see messages, phone calls and computers shown on screen. A different take on the thriller/mystery genre. With the main protagonist Detective Addilyn Rhodes(Michal Roxie Johnson) not revealed until the final act, the pilot episode sets up the unmasking of what really happened the night of.