Edward Teach

Martha, 18th century subsistence fisherman, walks deserted beaches finding a man, near death, washed ashore near where her father's body came to rest years earlier after drowning while setting fishing nets. She drags the man home, finding redemption in saving his life and falling I love, only to discover that she is now subject to hanging by the English who are hunting pirates lost in a shipboard explosion. She follows her nature and changes the course of both of their lives; the blackness in his heart tempered by the love in hers.

  • Stephen Pace
    Director
  • Stephen Pace
    Writer
  • Sean Ford
    Producer
  • Keyla Cancel
    Key Cast
    "Martha"
  • Robert Rios
    Key Cast
    "Teach"
  • Ernesto Bedoya
    Key Cast
    "Spotswood"
  • Julia Knox
    Key Cast
    "Condemned Woman"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Arri Alexa and Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Stephen Pace

Stephen Pace, Miami native, earned membership into the Screen Actors Guild in 1991, relocating to Los Angeles, studying acting and screenwriting at UCLA, becoming a Disciple of Character and Story, recalling, “LA forces the self-aware to choose their strongest attributes or get devoured. LA is like a pride of lions gorging on a zebra while still alive...it is unattractive, but makes the heard stronger”. Pace believes that all aspects of filmmaking are subservient to Character and Story. Many filmmakers pass on powerful story elements, opting for movies carried by Special Effects -- not Pace.“Great films are built on Character and Story -- stories should be intensely visceral. A seasoned Los Angeles actor, Pace learned the Zen-like art of fully placing his attention on someone else; seeing nuanced facial cues; hearing changes in voice -- when an actor's experiences are authentic, not contrived. “Those are magic moments”, Pace knowing that a Director must spare no effort in capturing these moments for the audience. A graduate of the Full Sail University Film Program, Pace has completed a 15minute short, Edward Teach adapted from his brutally, romantic feature-length screenplay, Blackbeard . Pace is currently pursuing his Masters in Entertainment Business at Full Sail while developing a series based on his film. Pace has also penned numerous features, finishing in the Final 30 of the Motion Picture Academy Nicholl Fellowship on four occasions, Finalist in the Walt Disney Studios Diversity Fellowship and is recipient of the Jame A. Michener Award from the University of Texas.

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Director Statement

I want to tell visceral, emotionally raw stories for audiences 18 to 45 that transport viewers into new worlds in a primal, truthful way; action that leaves viewers with teeth clenched; lovers sharing torrid moments, leaving audiences breathless and gut-wrenching remorse that ravages emotions.  I want to create unvarnished, iconic characters with inner moral dimension, tormented by moral conflicts that resonate deeply with audiences who crave to connect and participate in the character’s journey, dragged into the world of the heroes they love and the villains they hate.