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After the death of her best friend Maude, Ellie’s world is in pieces until she starts receiving messages from Maude’s account. Was Maude hacked? Or is her soul living on in the world wide web?

  • Alex Killian
  • Alex Killian
  • Jordyn Wagner
    Key Cast
  • Kelley Zincone
    Key Cast
  • Ty Sells
    Key Cast
  • Alex Killian
    Director of Photography
  • Kelley Zincone
    Assistant Director
  • Marin Lepore
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Matt Baxter
    Sound Mixer
  • Alex Killian
  • Gabby Poux
  • Ricky Cookson
    Key Grip
  • Joe Killian
    Key Grip
  • Alex Killian
    Art Director
  • Kaitlyn Killian
    Assistant Art Director
  • Ashley Kruse
    Set Decorator
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    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alex Killian

Alex Killian is a Denver-based filmmaker, actor, and lover of stories. Alex works part-time as the video producer for a national tech company and spends the rest of his time working on freelance film & video projects, acting in local films & commercials, and writing & directing his own ideas. His passion for film and desire to tell stories have driven him to become involved in numerous aspects of filmmaking and he frequently takes on the roles of editor, cinematographer, gaffer, writer, & actor. Alex has written & directed three of his own short films and had a central role in production of more than two dozen others. Alex loves every aspect of making films and intends to spend his life continuing to do so, in whatever role the day requires.

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Director Statement

I’ve always seen film as a tool for widening perspectives, a vehicle to move people with the authenticity of a valuable point of view. The point of view for “ALM” was born out of a frustration and concern for the growing influence of social media. I became fascinated by the ways in which social media interacts with the realest things in life. I saw online interactions replacing interactions in real life; and in reflecting on the disparity between connection on a screen and in person, I felt called to tell a story that highlighted the necessity of real human connection. I wanted to make a film that dealt with a human experience that I don’t see being represented. The average American spends more than 5 hours a day on their phone; most of our interactions go through our devices, yet very few films feature interaction with smart phones at all. I’m also really interested in the eternal nature of the internet and wanted to play with the dynamic of death in the world and immortality online. I believe "ALM" tells the story I set out to tell and I hope it sparks reflection on the ways in which we connect and the potential evils of social media’s influence.