This is the first episode in an anthology tackling modern-day morals.

"Calumny," is about a middle-aged man, Mark, who believes he's going on a vacation in California's hottest desert, Death Valley. As he sets up camp, his wife, Allie, slides over to the driver's seat, starts the car, and drives away.
Struggling with her decision to abandon her husband, Allie pulls over and writes the word, "hope," on a bottle of water. Seemingly resolved in her decision, she drives off, and leaves Mark in the middle of nowhere, with a dying phone that she intentionally left uncharged.
Mark opens Allie's text when he goes to call for help, and that's when he discovers the charges she lays against him. Allie has discovered his Ashley Madison account.
What she didn't realize is that Mark is an investigative reporter doing a story on women who cheat and why. She has already condemned Mark to death on the false belief that he has committed adultery and "killed their marriage."
Watch "Calumny," to find out what happens to Mark and how Allie moves on... or does she?

  • Zachary H. Lovelady
    The Martyr, St. Agatha, Harvest Moon Trailer, AIA Video, Shark tank Audition
  • Zachary H. Lovelady
  • Zachary H. Lovelady
  • Becca Lovelady
    Key Cast
    Baywatch Hawaii, Big Bounce
  • Zachary H. Lovelady
    Key Cast
    WindTalkers, Baywatch Hawaii, 50 First Dates, Bog Bounce, Agatha
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  • Genres:
    Anthology, Suspense, action, romance
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Stanford
Director Biography - Zachary H. Lovelady

2023 - Calumny - Anthology Series

2021 - The Martyr, St. Agatha

2020 - Harvest Moon Trailer

2019 - American Insitute of Architecture Video

2018 - Shark Tank Audition

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Director Statement

To explore morals through genre.