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Burnt Pie

Strange things happen when Elsa meets her son Adam for the first time in a very long time.

  • Gokul Pann
  • Gokul Pann
  • Gokul Pann
  • Diane Mostello
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Valenzuela
    Key Cast
  • Alberta Kallon
    Key Cast
    "Kristen (V.O)"
  • Elaine Menigo
  • Jesse Feldberg
  • Alberta Kallon
  • Leon Hinata
    Assistant Camera
  • Luca Underground
  • Maxwell Brown
  • Rory Aylward
    Covid Safety
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Drama, horror
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - State University of New York, Stonybrook
Director Biography - Gokul Pann

Gokul Pann is a New York-based filmmaker born and raised in Tamil Nadu, India. He has worked on multiple short films and is currently in the process of writing his first feature. He aims to create low-budget movies that pack a punch through the stark horror elements that can be found in our everyday, mundane world.

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Director Statement

My short film "Burnt Pie" was inspired by feelings of isolation and disillusionment while living in the age of loneliness. It is based on someone I know who hasn't seen her son in 15 years. The effect that loneliness has on mental health is something that should not be taken lightly. I've seen how my friend's mental health worsened over time because of loneliness and isolation. I hope my film sheds light on that matter and motivates people to help the ones in need.