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The Republican junior Senator from Kansas seems poised to land her party's nomination for the presidency, but she faces one last hurdle before confirmation: a vetting interview with the 6,000 year-old alien boy who rules the Earth.

  • Matthew Robert Dunehoo
  • Matthew Robert Dunehoo
  • Matthew Robert Dunehoo
  • Laura Kirk
    Key Cast
  • Cam Burns
    Key Cast
  • Teddy Trice
    Key Cast
  • Jim Korinke
    Key Cast
  • Coleman Crenshaw
    Key Cast
  • Bishop Stevens
    Key Cast
  • Jack Bauer
  • Shaun Teamer and Strange Paper Productions
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    Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    United States
    January 26, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Matthew Robert Dunehoo

Matthew is a writer, director, actor and musician from Shawnee, Kansas. In high school he began dedicating time to the performing arts through theater and a number of screwball bands playing guitar. After high school he attended the University of Kansas, breaking with theater and majoring in journalism, touring with bands between semesters and over summers. Matthew eventually moved to New York City and immersed himself again in acting, studied theater and wrote the draft for a full length play which was the inspiration for his debut short film, 2016's NO MARGRETTES. He formed ELK'S PRIDE PICTURES, LLC for the purpose of continuing to produce films in Kansas City and in February 2016 wrote and directed his second short called THE VETTING.

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Director Statement

In 2016, "VETTING" was a big buzz word in the United States. It was a year that ended with the election of an ideology that played upon a nation's collective fear of the unknown accumulated after nearly two decades of "the war on terror." Xenophobia is alive and well in America, but what if the enemy and the architect were one in the same? THE VETTING is a riff on the messy confluence of honor, duty, terror and telepathy that is "politics."