Entity

A research team attempts to make first contact with a supernatural entity, while unaware it has a plan of its own.

  • Tanner Hamilton
    Director
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Writer
  • K.J. Parker
    Writer
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Director of Photography
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Editor
  • Jonny DeSantiago
    Key Cast
    "Jacob"
  • Chris Crandall
    Key Cast
    "Commander"
  • Luca Lavis
    Key Cast
    "Alex"
  • Kayden Bravata
    Key Cast
    "Caleb"
  • Chiara Cavaletto
    Key Cast
    "Emily"
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Key Cast
    "Entity"
  • K.J. Parker
    Assistant Camera
  • Sol Bellamy
    Location Sound
  • Kennedy Van Dyke
    Set Photographer
  • Kennedy Van Dyke
    Production Assistant
  • Sol Bellamy
    Makeup Artist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Grand Valley State University
  • FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
    Colorado Springs, CO
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Grizzdance Film Festival
    Rochester, MI
    United States
    December 4, 2021
    Best Film Editing
  • Flix Reps Festival
    Okemos, MI
    United States
    December 31, 2021
    Best Sci-Fi
  • Central Michigan International Film Festival
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    United States
    February 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Lake Michigan Film Festival
    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    February 24, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Grand Valley Film Academy
    Grand Rapids, MI
    United States
    April 2, 2022
    Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Tanner Hamilton

Tanner Hamilton is a student filmmaker from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has worked on many short films and has experience with writing, directing, cinematography and editing. He currently attends Grand Valley State University for Film and Video Production and hopes to pursue a career in camera department film work.

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Director Statement

I've always been attracted to stories inspired by Lovecraftian horror, the feeling that something is so strange, so otherworldly that it exists beyond our comprehension. This film explores that idea while tying it to loss and grief, and also allows us to experiment with cinematic techniques that we normally aren't used to.