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Breaking & Entering

A young woman’s conflicted life battling multiple addictions and questionable choices culminates with an autopsy-like introspective journey when she finds herself locked in a morgue with the body of a long-lost love.

  • Michael William Hogan
  • Michael William Hogan
  • Kiri Hartig
    Key Cast
  • Robert Dill
    Key Cast
  • Stefano Milla
    Director of Photography
  • Amber Pheiffer
  • Aaron Seals
    Casting Directors
  • Brooklen Bruce
    Casting Directors
  • Angelita Ali Gonzalez
    Casting Directors
  • Mercedez Higgins
    Art Director
  • Jami Cox
    Key Makeup Artist
  • Danny Lopez
    Assistant Camera, Steadicam Operator
  • Alex Larson
  • Jessie Lopez
    Sound Recordist
  • Xiaoyun Wu
    Production Manager
  • Valyo Gennoff
    Original Score
  • David Xarach
    Set Photographer
  • Chris Orsi
    Post-Production Sound
  • Bryan Chavez
    Visual Effects Artist
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  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Blackmagic 6K
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Director Biography - Michael William Hogan

A former marketing executive, Michael’s feature and short scripts have netted over 250 screenwriting awards since 2019. In 2021 he directed “Breaking & Entering”, a provocative and edgy drama short based on his script that garnered 25 “Best Short Screenplay” awards. Since hitting the festival circuit, Breaking & Entering has won over 50 “Best Short Film” and “Best Director” accolades.

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Director Statement

“Breaking & Entering” is a dark and provocative drama that evolved from what was originally a horror/comedy story idea. As I began developing the main (and only living) character, CORRINE, I realized that the true horror was in her backstory; the how and why of a life journey that led her to the point of desperately breaking into a closed pub on a quest for a drink and a warm place to sleep. What I discovered as I pulled back the sheet on Corrine, was alcoholism, sex addiction, pregnancy from an incestuous relationship, banishment and, ultimately, complete loss of hope.

Corrine is a well-developed character that is erratic, interesting, empathetic and engaging; and the role offers an opportunity for a talented and serious actress to showcase the full breadth of her skills in what is—essentially—a one-woman show.