Act of Contrition

A sociopathic teenager planning a school shooting confides his feelings about wanting to kill to his former Navy Seal Step Father. Who suffers from PTSD after a traumatic event while touring in Afghanistan.

  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Director
    Necro
  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Writer
    Necro
  • Chris Hanna
    Writer
    My Friend Richard, The Truth In The Sun, The Talk In the Night
  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Producer
    Necro
  • Damian Alonso
    Key Cast
    "Justin"
    My Friend Richard
  • Jerry Walker
    Key Cast
    "Frank"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

    Best Student Drama
  • Plaza Classic Film Festival

    Local Flavor Audience Choice Award
  • Prison City Film Festival Prison City Film Festival

    Finalist - Best Student Film, Best Sound, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
  • BAM! Festival

    Finalist - Best College Film
  • Borderscene Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • El Paso Media Fest

    Official Selection
  • Rivercity Underground Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Inshort Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions

    Official Selection
  • SARCE AUS

    Official Selection
  • Four Corners Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • MoziMotion

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jonathan Gonzales

Jonathan Gonzales is an independent student filmmaker from the University of Texas at El Paso. Jonathan has directed, written, & edited several award winning short films & also done work for feature documentaries as an assistant editor & camera assistant. Jonathan's goal is to get his foot in the door of the professional industry as either a director, writer, editor, or all 3. Jonathan tries to tell stories about complex situations to show different perspectives & humanity in different types of people.

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Director Statement

Being able to have an idea come to life on the big screen is the greatest feeling in the world for me.