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Struggling with his twisted past, a deranged man confesses the crimes of his life to the only person he can: his victim. Captured by this man she's hardly met, Katherine must escape his grasp before he reaches the end of his tale.

  • Oliver Johnson
  • Oliver Johnson
  • Kevin Reyes
  • Harry Farmer
    Key Cast
    "The Stranger"
    Straight Coyle
  • Alyssa Brayboy
    Key Cast
    Already Lucky
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson is an LA-based writer-director and production designer who began his professional education as an invited guest on the set of Breaking Bad (seasons 4 & 5). Oliver quickly found a career for himself in art department: First working as a Set Dresser on projects for Nike, Target, Super Deluxe, Buzzfeed, and music videos for artists such as Green Day and Iggy Azalea; And more recently as Production Designer for independent feature films including Houston Worldfest’s 2019 Best Picture winner, “Evergreen”, and Tribeca 2020 Official Selection from Joshua Leonard, “Fully Realized Humans”.
"Coyote" is a horror short about a troubled man’s irresponsible attempt to justify his violent nature, and is Oliver’s first film since starting his professional career.

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Director Statement

With “Coyote” I wanted to explore the horrific feeling of knowing our mistakes but being unable to break our nature. It is a story of a character that expresses regret for his destructive actions, but looks you in the eyes as does them again.