A Mind of Their Own

In this fantasy short film, a writer’s characters come to life and fight for control over their written lives. The Author, overworked and fatigued, becomes involved in a battle with her sentient characters. The Princess, The Pirate, and The Author fight The Magician and his sinister desire to take control over his maker—no matter the cost.

  • Aditi Dhar
    Director
  • Aditi Dhar
    Writer
  • Nichole Smith
    Producer
  • Lexi Hermes
    Producer
    Chapel
  • Sam Farfan
    Key Cast
    "Author"
  • Andrew Rice
    Key Cast
    "Magician"
  • Jennifer Gomez
    Key Cast
    "Princess"
  • Dawson Kim
    Key Cast
    "Pirate"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Psychological Thriller, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    R3D - Red Komodo
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.9:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - California State University Long Beach
Director - Aditi Dhar