Engram Enigma 2054

In the year 2054 a seemingly ordinary man is accused of murder but has no memory of doing so. His memories have been replaced with those of another person using Optogenetics.
The interrogators must determine whether his memories are his own, or he is unknowingly guilty. With an altered memory, is he truly guilty if he doesn’t know he committed the crime?

  • Ty-Ash Steele
    Director
  • Ty-Ash Steele
    Writer
  • Ty-Ash Steele
    Producer
  • Eugenio “Henny” Cotto
    Key Cast
    "Zechariah Shammah"
  • Steven Lowe
    Key Cast
    "Detective Noah Kess"
  • David Tiefen
    Key Cast
    "Detective Jonathan Kontos"
  • Kenzie Bradshaw
    Key Cast
    "Woman / Victim / Girlfriend"
  • Kate Abercrombie
    Key Cast
    "Hostess"
  • Ashley Kotera Bowen
    Key Cast
    "Waitress"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Crime, drama
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    BlackMajick, R3d
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ty-Ash Steele

TyAsh Steele (Ashley Tyrone Steele) was born in 1968 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA to Mary May Hurley and Isaac Alexander Steele III. He began learning drums and piano at age 14, and composing at age 15, and learning the bass guitar thereafter. He developed a knack for composition and released a fusion album by the Ty Steele Band in 2016, and a second album in 2020. He formed Ty Steele Music & Media, LLC in 2018 and has recorded drums for clients since then. TyAsh obtained a blackbelt in mixed martial arts in 2018, then in 2019, he formed Red Phoenix Martial Arts Academy in Lawrenceville, GA, which is co-owned by his son, Knighton Steele. He is a published author of several books ranging from theology to music instruction. His first film was the Engram Enigma and he formed United Visage Film, LLC in 2020. He has written volumes of yet-to-be published books poetry since the 1980's.

TyAsh grew up in Arizona, Florida and Georgia from where he joined the USMC for six years, leaving as a sergeant (E5) 2531 Radio operator. He is a veteran of the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield). From there he moved to Austin, began a career in Information Technology as a Unix and Network administrator. He married Stefanie Virga in 2000 and raised five children, three of which were born in Texas, two in Florida. After moving to Georgia and completing his double masters at Liberty Theological Seminary in 2010, he completed a degree at the Atlanta Institute of Music. In 2012 he left a well-paid I.T. career for a full-time career as a music instructor and full time musician. After a great deal of success in the field of music, TyAsh began working as an actor on the side, for small projects. But his real passion was discovered after writing and directing small safety videos. Delving heavily into the trades of script writing and directing.

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Director Statement

This film was done entirely on a 2,000 dollar budget. Three main actors and three locations. It took a year to complete.