Janitor: First Blood

This 80s-inspired short tells the thrilling tale of a 5th-generation high school janitor is confronted with a horde of evil undead and must gather the courage to defeat the oncoming threat.

  • Braden Swope
  • Ethan Hammock
  • Ethan Hammock
  • Braden Swope
  • Brody Bogert
  • Jared Gilstrap
    Key Cast
  • Keith Giles
    Key Cast
  • Troy Bogert
    Key Cast
  • Bruce Carter
    Key Cast
  • Isabel Mansour
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Braden Swope

Braden Swope is an aspiring film director who grew up in Southern California. Ever since he was young, he enjoyed making home movies with his brother, which eventually evolved into a love of filmmaking. After being accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts Film Department, the interest and love only grew as he started to make more and more short films. He continues to learn more about the film industry from experience and new opportunities each day.

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Director Statement

Janitor: First Blood was probably the most fun I've had working on set. The brilliant 80s-throwback style from Ethan Hammock's vision was super exciting to bring to life and absolutely incredible to work on, and I can't thank the people who made this a reality enough. Endless fun and endless thanks!