The Interrogation

The Commander of a space station, the last survivor of a recent attack, refuses to give up the codes to the station's computers. His resolve will be tested when he comes face to face with a woman who specializes in extracting such information.

  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Director
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Jay O'Neal
    Director
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Writer
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Producer
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Kevin W. Jones
    Producer
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Wendell Smith, Sr.
    Producer
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Jay O'Neal
    Producer
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Steven Huff
    Key Cast
    The First Born
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Key Cast
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Kevin W. Jones
    Sound and Music
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Visual Effects (Compositing, Motion Graphics, Chromakeying, etc)
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Kevin W. Jones
    Visual Effects (Compositing, Motion Graphics, Chromakeying, etc)
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Wendell Smith, Sr.
    Costume and Makeup
    Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Barry Sander
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, short, experimental
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 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:
    No

  • United States
Director Biography - Tia Cherie Polite, Jay O'Neal

Tia is the owner of Black Rose Dagger Films (formerly Visual Image Production Studios, Inc.), a production company based in New Carrollton, MD.

In addition to her BS in Information Systems and classes towards an MBA, Tia received a certificate in 3D Animation from 3D Training Institute (3DTi).

In 2009 Tia began performing as a stage combat performer for the Guardians Performance Group. During her time with the GPG, Tia performed in a dozen live charitable events and conventions. She was elected CEO of the GPG in 2011 and served in that role until retiring from stage combat in 2013.
In 2011, Tia began blending her various talents and interests together and began her foray into filmmaking.

Since then, Tia has acted, written or produced several independent short films, including an entry in the 2012 Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project and the soon to be released, 2013 martial arts short Age of the Warrior and the sci-fi shortfilm The Interrogation. Dark Awakening is her first film as Director and her first as a visual effects artist.

She also has a number of new projects in development including a sequel to Dark Awakening, an original action web series, and an original full length scifi action film.

Tia is also a cosplayer (MzTiyah) and amateur prop maker.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiacpolite
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6489834
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiacheriepolite

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Director Statement

This film was made based around a scene taken from an unreleased film we did years ago. We loved the scene so much that we decided to create a short film around it that reflects the feel of the unreleased film in a new setting.