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Dungeons And Quarantine

Dungeons And Quarantine is a film that explores the fun, collective, storytelling, of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). The film covers how my father got me started playing D&D, how I decided to take the game remote during the Covid pandemic quarantine, and finally what the mental health advantages are of group gameplay.

  • Aiden Dean Nelson
    Finn & Marco, Affinity
  • Aiden Dean Nelson
  • Russell Nelson
    Key Cast
    Finn & Marco
  • Kathy Mackechney
    Key Cast
  • Aiden Dean Nelson
  • Friend 1
  • Friend 2
  • Friend 3
  • Friend 4
  • Scott Kinnamon
  • Neil Ruglio Truglio
  • Aiden Nelson
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Heritage Peak
  • Emerging Filmmakers Workshop Screening
    United States
    August 7, 2020
    North American Premiere
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions By Lift-Off Global Network
    United Kingdom
    March 28, 2022
    North America
  • One Earth awards
    March 31, 2022
  • The All-American High School Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    October 22, 2022
    The All-American High School Film Festival Official Selections
Director Biography - Aiden Dean Nelson

Aiden has worked on many projects, including Cue Card Girl, due to be completed in May 2023, UCLA Film Summer Institute's Larry's Flowers, Emerging Filmmakers Documentary Dungeons in Quarantine, Devil's Creek, Young Filmmakers Workshop Infinity, Indy Film Finn, and Marco.

Aiden is attending Sacramento City College and aims to transfer to a four-year university in his Junior year to pursue a degree in film. His interest in the medium dates back to the age of 11, when he began his education through programs such as The Denver Film Society Young Filmmakers Workshop, Emerging Filmmakers Workshop, Sacramento City College, and the UCLA Film Institute.

Aiden brings a unique perspective to every project he works on, partly due to his severe Dyslexia.

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Director Statement

During the Covid-19 Quarantine, I created “Dungeons and Quarantine” to document my experience playing D&D online with my friends. My dad introduced me to the game, and our relationship deepened as I learned more about his life and how this niche hobby brought us closer together. Before the pandemic, I was part of a D&D group, and playing the game was a big part of my social life. When we took the game online, it provided a way for us to connect and improve our mental health during social isolation. Even though we were physically apart, playing, D&D brought us closer than ever.