Age of the Warrior

Two warriors battle each other using swords, fists and their own ki energy.

  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Director
    The Interrogation, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Writer
    The Interrogation, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Producer
    The Interrogation, The Journey of Tia, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Kevin Wendell Jones
    Producer
    The Interrogation, The Journey of Tia
  • Matthew Bergevin
    Key Cast
  • Keruvin Bishop
    Key Cast
  • Kevin Wendell Jones
    Music and Sound
    The Interrogation, The Journey of Tia, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Visual Effects
    The Interrogation, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Kevin Wendell Jones
    Cinematography
    The Journey of Tia, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Cinematography
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Editing
    The interrogation, Dark Awakening: A Star Wars Fan Film
  • Tia Cherie Polite
    Color Correcting and Grading
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Martial Arts, Action, Grindhouse
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

  • United States
Director Biography - Tia Cherie Polite

Tia is a wearer of many hats. She wants to learn all aspects of film-making. Her most prominent is that of CEO & owner of Black Rose Dagger Films, LLC, a small independent film production and visual effects company based in the Washington DC area. At Black Rose Dagger Films, Tia functions in many roles including film director, screenwriter, producer, VFX generalist, cinematographer, editor, actor, costumer and prop maker.

Tia has been involved in some form of creative arts for many years. In 2008, Tia received a certificate in 3D Animation and Visual Effects from the 3D Training Institute. 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 film-making by acting, writing and producing several independent short films, including an entry in the 2012 Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project called "To Wrong A Right". In 2015 Tia entered into directing via the Star Wars inspired film "Dark Awakening", which also wrote and acted. The film also served as her first as a visual effects artist and editor. Tia followed up in 2016 with the release of the short films "The Interrogation" and "The Journey of Tia", both of which successfully screened at a variety of film festivals. She kicks off 2017 with the release of her latest short film “Age of the Warrior”, a grindhouse throwback to the Shaw Brothers martial arts films of the 60’s and 70’s.

Tia is currently completing post-production work on the sequel to "Dark Awakening" called "Dark Awakening II: Battle of Krotanna" and is in the development stage of several short films and proof of concept films.

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Director Statement

"Age of the Warrior" is my attempt at creating a short film that takes viewers back to the 60's & 70's style martial arts films made famous by the Shaw Brothers with elements of grindhouse and touches of fantasy.