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Born Sinner

Born Sinner is a short film centered around the troubled life of a fentanyl-addicted teenager, Terrel (Mark McNeil II.), up until he receives his first prison visit from his parents. Despite his plead for innocence, Terrel is now faced with the effects of his addiction while grappling with the harsh reality that he may serve the bulk of his life behind bars. Through flashbacks of Terrel's final days outside of prison, we gradually unravel the circumstances surrounding his eventual arrest. In the end, Terrel is urged by his parents to confront the disease of addiction before it causes his ultimate demise.

  • Robert Greenwald
    Director
    Ghosted
  • Mark McNeil II.
    Producer
    Shooting Stars
  • Steven Cutts
    Producer
  • Mark McNeil II.
    Key Cast
    "Terrel"
    Shooting Stars (Universal Pictures)
  • Zuhairah McGil
    Key Cast
    "Lexus"
  • Eric Poindexter
    Key Cast
    "Darnell"
  • Mark McNeil II.
    Writer
  • Chase Wade
    Cinematographer
    Picture Perfect, Ghosted
  • Vince Fiore
    Assistant Director
    Unwanted
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Teen, Crime Film
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • American Pavilion
    Cannes
    France
    May 26, 2023
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Robert Greenwald

Known for his short film 'Ghosted', Rob Greenwald fell in love with the art of filmmaking at a young age. Rob started directing over six years ago when he made a short film with his brothers using an old video camera from his mom. Since then, actors, filmmakers, and collaborators have joined his team to produce award-winning short films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, and more. Together, he prides himself on telling authentic, unique stories while using revolutionary and creative techniques.

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