Advanced Placement

Trapped in a job doing the most menial of menial tasks, one man finds an opportunity to break free from corporate drudgery.

  • Sam Hyatt
  • Sam Hyatt
  • Sam Hyatt
  • Vedant Agrawal
    Key Cast
  • Blair Debra
    Key Cast
  • Andy Nguyen
    Director of Photography
  • Dominic Goggins-Rendón
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Indie Short Film Series
    Charlottesville, VA
    United States
    July 8, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 29th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival
    Black Mountain, NC
    United States
    July 1, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sam Hyatt

Independent filmmaker based out of San Jose, CA. Passion for science fiction and narrative storytelling.

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Director Statement

"Advanced Placement" explores the feeling of being stuck in a job where all passion has been lost -- or, more relatable perhaps, was never there to begin with. Is it possible to force passion into your daily grind? Can we ever truly escape our corporate overlords?

This film is the second short I have directed and certainly hits the closest to home. Our small but talented team shot this entirely in the Bay Area on a shoestring budget. We are extremely happy with the result and hope you enjoy it as well.