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Enji Corp, rooted in totalitarianism, is determined to bend people and ecosystems to their order. In the name of “Unified Freedom” Their troops ruthlessly wipe out all populations and life throughout the solar system.

A security officer and former Enji Corp soldier who barely survived one of the bloodiest battles in recent memory, has uncovered the government’s distorted plans for homeworlds and life itself.

Facing a mysterious illness, she is determined to stop them at all costs. Using a stolen military bio-weapon, she threatens to halt their hostile takeovers and save one of the last remaining worlds.

Enji Corp has posted an extravagant reward for her capture. An interstellar bounty hunter tracks her down to a quarantined forest moon.

  • Clarito Zapanta
  • Clarito Zapanta
  • Rudy Williamson
  • Kristina Zapanta
  • Justin Slaughter
    Key Cast
    "Adam Huxley"
  • Becky Byrd
    Key Cast
    "Kess Kynes "
  • Dakota Huntley
    Director of Photography
  • Stratton Cade
    Fight & Stunt Director
  • Starside Armory
    Prop Master
  • Kilah Williams
    Costume Designer
  • Cole Seabolt
    Hair & Makeup
  • Jeff Hamm
    Visual Effects & Color
  • Abraham Nurkiewicz
    Music Composer and Arrangement
  • Joshua Hagan
    Music Composer and Arrangement
  • Conor O’Keefe
    Production Sound & Foley
  • Abraham Nurkiewicz
    Production Sound & Foley
  • Joey Winkler
    1st AC
  • Charlie Schmid
    2nd AC
  • Mark Kutrovski
  • Thomas Hughes
  • Casey Crocker
  • Sierra Jones
    Script Supervisor
  • Kristina Zapanta
    Script Supervisor
  • Hilary Williamson
    Executive Producers
  • Kevin Beech
    Executive Producers
  • Gary Gibb
    Executive Producers
  • Mary Gibb
    Executive Producers
  • Kristina Zapanta
    Executive Producers
  • Clarito Zapanta
    Executive Producers
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Clarito Zapanta

Clarito Zapanta - Co-Creator, Director, and Producer is a graduate of the entrepreneurial school of hard knocks where he turned a freelance videography career to building a creative agency. That journey brings years of experience in creative leadership producing brand films, and strategic team building for
various media projects. This will be Clarito's first narrative project.

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Director Statement

A note about my first film.

As a 6 year old kid fresh off the boat from the Philippines the magic of cinema captivated me at a really early age. More specifically Sci-Fi adventure films like Star Wars and Back to the Future. I didn’t know what to make of it. The images of space ships and cars flying around really stuck with me as a kid. It engaged my imagination more than anything else in my life at the time and led me to a creative path that I’ve chosen to follow to this day.

This film is meant to tell a story about real human struggles between self-doubt, camaraderie, and redemption. Set in a Science Fiction universe with a rich backstory.

Even though this backstory isn’t directly seen in the film it helped with the ideation of the characters, direction of the performances and the conceptualization of the props and costumes. This attention to the world building aspects is intentional as our goal is to expand this universe to a long form episodic series.

Egress is an independent small budget Sci-fi short film crafted by a dedicated group of cast members, crew and creatives that brought their individual expertise to the project. This film is just a glimpse into this world. Our goal is to bring the world and characters of Egress to audiences who crave a good Sci-fi Adventure Story.

Thank you for watching and I hope you enjoy this film.