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Break In

The film takes place entirely on a computer screen. More specifically, the computer of Teddy, an anxious twenty-something who desperately wants to know if his longtime girlfriend, Claire, has been cheating on him.

Rather than be direct, Teddy’s best friend, Jake, breaks into Claire’s apartment to find evidence of the affair. With Claire on her way home, Teddy pleads for Jake to leave––but that’s before Jake finds something far worse than evidence of an affair. Teddy must help Jake escape the apartment, in a balancing act to save his friend’s life and his relationship.

  • Jesse Brooks
  • Simon Brooks
  • Jesse Brooks
  • Simon Brooks
  • Jordan L. Jones
    Key Cast
    Rel, Bel-Air
  • Ian Elmaleh
    Key Cast
  • Steph Jabri
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Technology, Thriller, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Computer Generated
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jesse Brooks, Simon Brooks

Simon and Jesse are brothers from the LA Area. In September of 2018, they launched @PhonyTexts — a chat fiction network that scripts text message conversations on various social platforms.

Three years later, their network has surpassed 11.5M followers. And they now have their next big bet: Phony Content—a media company which specializes in creating content centered
around mobile and technology culture.

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Director Statement

After years of texting videos, we've graduated from the phone to the computer screen. BREAK IN is our first big project, and it's our entire heart. We spent the pandemic making this, and hope you enjoy it. We want to make many more.