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A white working class guy with no education, a security guard, takes a class at the Ivy League college where he works, crossing invisible lines into dangerous territory.

  • Bert Brink
    Acting: THE INSIDER (1999 dir Michael Mann), CHAPTER & VERSE (2017 dir Jamal Joseph, in theaters now). Cinematographer: DISTANT VISION (2015, 2nd Unit; dir Francis Ford Coppola).
  • Bert Brink
    Development Guy credits: The Sundance Institute International, Samuel Goldwyn Jr, Michael Mann.
  • Max Rifkind-Barron
  • Moti Margolin
    Key Cast
    -WWE Russian Ringside Commentary -Roles in Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Black Box, Limitless, etc. -Plays with The Assembly Theater Company and others. -Rockstar Games GTA IV -Also media content creator, co-founder of Samovar Film Productions
  • Laura Pruden
    Key Cast
    Law & Order, SVU; The Daily Show; 42 Seconds of Happiness, and the forthcoming "The Rainbow Experiment."
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    Social realism, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Bert Brink

Bert Brink studied in the school of hard knocks for 20 years as an actor, stunt man, cameraman, editor, development guy and computer guy before earning a film degree at Columbia in 2015. He has worked for the Sundance Institute Int'l, Michael Mann, Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Goldwyn Jr. IMDB "Robert Patrick Brink."

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Director Statement

As a writer-director, I work in a social realist vein, supported by research. I like the thrillers from the 70s where you have to work to decipher the image and listen to understand the dialog. I like actors you've never seen before, who sometimes aren't even actors. I work slowly, and I wouldn't work at all if someone else made the movies I want to see. I like movies that don't entertain, make you feel good or tell you what to think; you could call this a stoic comedy.