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We are the androids of the natural world, and just as we fear our creations will destroy us, we blindly destroy the world which created us. Be consumed by the personal apocalypse; embark on the journey inward.

  • Jonny Mancini
    Director/Director of Photography
    Möbius, Fort Nite, The Room in Arles, Jealous Gods, Archai
  • Jonny Mancini
    Writer
    Möbius, Fort Nite, The Room in Arles, Jealous Gods
  • Sneakyboy Studios, LLC
    Producer
    Möbius, Moonlighters, Slow Magic
  • Jonny Mancini
    Producer
    Möbius, Fort Nite, The Room in Arles, Jealous Gods
  • Timothy Mancini
    Key Cast
    Möbius, Fort Nite
  • Charlie Claus
    Key Cast
  • Holly Seidcheck
    Key Cast
    Fort Nite
  • Robert Stokes
    Key Cast
    Jealous Gods, True Homies, The Room in Arles, Möbius
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • UCCS Annual Student Short Film Festival
    Colorado Springs, CO
    United States
    May 7, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Best Experimental Short
  • Underground Indie Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    June 11, 2017
    Best Experimental Film
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    July 4, 2017
    Online Premiere
    Audience Choice Award - July
  • Indie Suspense Horror Sci-fi Festival
    Apopka, Florida
    United States
    October 7, 2017
    2nd Place Experimental Film
  • Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    November 28, 2017
    Japan Premiere
    Best Experimental Film
  • Global India International Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    March 26, 2018
    National Film Archive of India
    Best Experimental Short Film
  • Madhouse Movies Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    Seattle Premiere
    Best Experimental
Director Biography

Jonny was born in New York in 1996, but he grew up in Colorado. He has been making films since he was 6 years old and will continue until he is 600. He is a Film student at UCCS, and will graduate in 2018. His first award-winning film,𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴, was a collaboration with fellow students. 𝘔ö𝘣𝘪𝘶𝘴, was his second award-winning film, as well as his first solo project as an undergraduate. He continued to collaborate in the creation of 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘕𝘪𝘵𝘦, for Colorado Spring's two-week film festival, receiving every major award at the festival. Jonny strives to support the notion that student filmmakers are capable of making the visions in their head come true without a professional budget.

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Director Statement

𝘔𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘢 is a culmination of my previous works, and is the most personal film I have ever made. I want to express the patterns I understand as creation, and what exactly within us is quintessentially human through an exposition of the personal apocalypse. This is not a political story of dystopia, but, rather the profile of a synthetic individual's transcendence through self-destruction. When our destiny is decided by others, we fight back with a rage that is absolute.