A Lone Wolf

Shaken from a devastatingly abrupt break-up at his childhood park, MAX crosses paths with JASON, a young boy running away from home after the news of his parents' divorce. Both connect over these recent tragedies and help each other realize that their lives may not be over just yet.

  • Zach Kaplan
  • Carter Moon
  • Zach Kaplan
  • Katie Swinnerton
  • Nick Eagleston
    Director of Photography
  • Diego Delpiano
    Key Cast
  • Spencer Flynn
    Key Cast
  • Charlotte Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 1080p
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Director Biography - Zach Kaplan

Zach Kaplan is a Junior student at Chapman University with a major in Film Production and a minor in English. Born in Seattle, Washington, Zach was raised around the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. His imagination helped him develop a passion to create and entertain. In middle school, he saved his Bar-Mitzvah money for a camcorder and spent free time crafting stop-motion animations and home-made movies with friends and family. During high school, he founded the first movie club and hosted annual student film festivals. Some films that inspire him include The Big Lebowski, Brick (2005) and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The short film, A Lone Wolf, is Zach’s first advanced production at Dodge College. He hopes that its characters and messages resonate with audiences everywhere.

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Director Statement

A Lone Wolf is a personal film that tries to tell a real story, with a human touch. The idea came to me when I was home over the summer and left by my long-term girlfriend at my childhood park. I thought; what if I ran across a younger version of myself? What would he have to say to me, what would he think of my situation? I played with my memory of running away from home after I first received news of my parents’ divorce when I was little. I wanted to take these two troubled characters and have them learn a lesson from each other about life and relationships.