Final Notice

The CFO of a failing manufacturing company convinces the CEO to mail fraudulent bills marked ‘Final Notice’, believing that if the bill amount is less than $5.00, people will pay it without question. The screen play won 2nd. place in the 2014 Baltimore screen writers competition.

  • Rick Kain
    Director
    none
  • Susan Kain
    Writer
    How Desperate are you?, Rachel, Upper Cut
  • Rick Kain, Susan Kain
    Producer
    none
  • William L. Thomas
    Key Cast
    The Wire. House of Cards, Veep, The Trouble with Being a Wall Flower, KIlling Lincoln
  • Dan Franko
    Key Cast
    The Wire, House of Cards, Veep, The Outsiders
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 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:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • LOL Comedy Shorts Festival
    Washington, DC.
    United States
    August 26, 2017
  • Northbeach American Film Festival
    Northbeach, Maryland
    United States
    June 24, 2017
    Jury Award Nominee
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, Maryland
    United States
    April 1, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • F5 FPP Financial Focus Film Festival
    Orlando, FL.
    United States
    May 31, 2018
    F5 FPP Audience Choice Award
Director Biography - Rick Kain

Rick Kain is a 22 year veteran of the film and television industry working both in front of the camera as an actor and stuntman, and behind the camera as a stunt coordinator, director, cinematographer, and producer, with over 160 credits to date. His most recent work can be seen on ‘Glass’, ‘Wonder Woman-1984’, ‘Quantico’, Mindhunter, Jack Ryan, and the independent film projects ‘Sollers Point’, ‘Fishbowl’, and ‘D.C. Noir’. His short films ‘Final Notice’ and ‘The Tracker’ have completed their festival runs and he has just completed post on the short films ‘The Elephant Spiel’ and ‘Unheard Melodies’, and just began post production on a feature length documentary. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, WIFV,TIVA. He served as the Vice Chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Stunt and Safety Committee for six years, and SAG-AFTRA Mid-Atlantic regional board.

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Director Statement

"Final Notice" started as the seed of an idea that was planted in my brain while reviewing my monthly credit card statement. I noticed a small charge that I didn't make. I went back and reviewed earlier statements for the same card and notice that same charge was on all of them. I had not noticed it before because the charge was so small. But it added up. At about that same time I started looking at my bundled Verizon bill that included my internet, television service, and two cell phones. I saw all of these charges that I really didn't know what they were. They were small, but they added up over time. Turns out I was paying for things I had not asked for. And I was going to keep paying until I questioned them. It is also amazing how many pieces of mail that come to our homes disguised as over due bills marked marked "Final Notice". I decided it would be fun to just write a script and do a short, warn people of these legal scams that are running every day. Our script won second place in the Baltimore Screen Writers competition that year. I remember getting some coverage and one note was that people are not that stupid to just pay bills for things that they didn't pay for. A month after I got that note the FBI arrested 400 people in the Chicago area over a third party credit card billing scam. They got away with it for years because the amounts were so small, no one noticed it. They just paid. Vindication! so we shot the short. It was my first film and we had a bit of fun with it. I learned a lot, especially about licensing music. Nothing like having to have a chart topping song from the 60's to garner an education. I hope you enjoy 'Final Notice'