Private Project


Jordan, a man on the edge of death, awakes in a strange desert with no recollection of how he got there and a cooler. Through a series of notes left behind by a mysterious figure, he narrowly escapes capture at the hands of a shadowy organization.

  • Kyle Lynam
  • Kyle Lynam
  • Fred Trujillo
  • Charles A. Burkhart
    Key Cast
  • T.J. True
    Key Cast
  • Jeremiah Glauser
    Key Cast
  • Vincent Chavez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Sci Fi
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony F3, RED Lenses
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Albuquerque Film Festival
    United States
    January 8, 2016
Director Biography - Kyle Lynam

Writer/Director/ Editor born in Hawaii, but raised in Colorado has always had an affinity for film, creating stop motion films and shorts from a very young age. Started his own production company in 2011: Lynam, Up Productions which has produced a slew of content on YouTube (30+ hours and well over 200 videos) ranging from skits, short films, parodies, vlogs, and video game commentaries.

In 2013 he graduated from the Colorado Film School with an Associate's Degree with an Emphasis on Writing and Directing, attaining an overall GPA of 3.85. During his time at CFS he helped out on a variety of projects in several different support positions (Art Department for Kung Food, Production Manager for Mannequin, Stand-In AD on Mr. Benson's Flowers and Batman: A Parody Rises) while developing his own shorts and scripts (La Maison, 2013 and Lunch, 2012). In 2014, he won best documentary for his project Better Than Gold at the CFS student show.

Currently, he is gearing up to finish his third feature spec script, developing his own web series, and planning a new short documentary while attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design for a Bachelor's of Fine Arts.

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Director Statement

Barren is a personal favorite project of mine and something that's been floating around in the back of my mind for a while. My goal was to create an accessible action-oriented short that focuses on a smaller scale event. It's hard to talk about it at length without giving it away- but I feel that it's a film that really makes people think and question what exactly is happening while their heart rates slowly start to climb.