Cruzin

The Logline for our (SAG/AFTRA) Short Film “Cruzin” says it all. Especially with the film being centered around a 16 year old – working every type of job he can find… all to buy himself a car. When the protagonist “Shaun” comes across a deal of a lifetime and buys his 1st car – he is too young to even know of, yet understand, “Murphy’s Law”. If a Deal Seems Too Good To Be True… It Is!

  • Jesse Scott Bryan
    Director
  • Jack Andrews
    Writer
  • Jesse Scott Bryan
    Writer
  • Jack Andrews
    Producer
  • Jesse Scott Bryan
    Producer
  • Belleamie McMillian
    Executive Producer
  • John Ruffin
    Executive Producer
  • Steven Hodges
    Executive Producer
  • Barbara Tatum
    Associate Producer
  • William Frierson
    Associate Producer
  • Kathy Bryan
    Associate Producer
  • Jack Andrews
    Starring
  • "Barefoot" Bill Pacer
    Co-Starring
  • LaDonna Allison
    Co-Starring
  • Patrick Walker
    Co-Starring
  • Cory Chapman
    Co-Starring
  • Kelly Young Lively
    Special Appearance
  • Jesse Scott Bryan
    Special Appearance
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Teen coming of age
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Ursa Mini, 4.6k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jesse Scott Bryan

Jesse Scott Bryan is a Writer, Producer, and Director, and is Partners with Jack Andrews at the newly formed “In The Box Entertainment”; along with being COO at “Tatum Studios, Inc.” (owned by: Barbara Tatum).

Jesse, or as his friends call him “Scott”, started his professional career off at the age of 16 – joining the military. Several years later – he was looking in the mirror (staring at his reflection in a suit and tie) and started wondering… “how did I get here”. Jesse spent years going from Industry to Industry, as a CEO, COO, VP, GM, Director, Etc, Etc, Etc… and ultimately became an Operations Specialist. However, it was the fall of the Housing Industry that gave Jesse the opportunity to finally follow his dreams and reinvent himself in the Entertainment Industry.
Starting out by filming for the Real Estate Industry (e.g. filming homes that were ready to hit the market), Jesse found himself in a position to Produce his 1st Commercial. It was this moment that he realized he had found his calling. After a stint of Acting, Producing, and Directing – Jesse and “Barrington Marson” met and immediately started working together on the movie “A Few Loose Screws” (i.e. 1st AD). That was just the beginning.

5 years later – Jesse has filmed everything from Weddings, Live Concerts, and Corporate Events, to Music Videos, Commercials, Indy Films, & even Created, Directed, and Produced a TV Pilot/Show “AMP”. Jesse is also Producing and Directing a TV Series (pre-production) “ten90” and is currently working on the reinvent of 80’s storytelling – starting with the short film “CRUZIN” (Co-writer/Producer, & Director); along with Creator, Writer, Producer, and Actor – “Jack Andrews”… along with their Feature Film, “Papa Legba”.

Today, Jesse is working diligently with Jack Andrews to take “In The Box Entertainment” to the next level. “We are not just working on our own Scripts and Productions ( like - Papa Legba and CRUZIN) – we are also branching out to Produce Films and TV Shows for others, like ten90”, says Jesse. Jesse has also, recently, joined with the International/German, sensational Thespian and Musician - "Betty Bauer" - on her up coming "Meatfactory". “My goal is to have us budgeted, booked, and scheduled 2-3 productions out… bringing back the look and feel of 80’s productions and storytelling, and creating great entertainment – each and every day. How great is it to be able to put food on the table... doing what you love?"

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Director Statement

I have always loved the ways that 80's movies told a Story - something that each and every one of us could relate to. Especially - the coming of age stories. For, as adults, we spend a lot of time looking back, remembering, and reminiscing. John Hughes is probably my biggest inspiration to become a filmmaker. When Hughes passed away... I feel that an entire genre of film making died with him. I want films to inspire people, again. I want to bring back that storytelling, character development, look and feel of 80's films... along with the music - the scores that became soundtracks to our lives. Whether it was Hughes, Zemeckis, De Palma, or Spielberg... in the 80's - they knew how to tell a story!