Private Project

Future Tense

Miles Oblander, a quantum physicist stationed at the South Pole discovers a coded warning emanating from the ice and must decide if he is brave enough to follow the clues in face of unknown peril.

  • Samuel Carrillo
  • T. S. Daly
  • T. S. Daly
  • Samuel Carrillo
  • Harry C. Wolohon
    Flint, Out of Exile, Jurassic Pet
  • Cain Graham
    Key Cast
    "Miles Oblander"
  • Dale Neihaus
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Orquiz
    A little dead, The Adventures of Jurassic pet
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  • Genres:
    Techno thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Samuel Carrillo

Samuel Carrillo is an Indigenous/Latino Guatemalan-American filmmaker. An award winning, Emmy nominated film director and cinematographer best known for his most recent award winning documentary ‘JOY’, as well as both Emmy nominated TV specials ‘Grit of Greenwood’ & ‘Deputy Recovery: Garey Knoles Update” and now director and producer of ‘Future Tense’. Studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe New Mexico. Totaling 5 years of experience as a director and cinematographer in the film industry. With several years of experience as a Photojournalist for Telemundo Oklahoma and KOCO 5 News ABC.

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Director Statement

Future Tense began it’s life as a feature length script (written by Tim Daly). The short film is nothing more than a passion project (directed by Samuel Carrillo), a proof of concept for the full length feature. Our short film, ‘Future Tense’ is a small vignette (opening scene) of a hopeful feature film that the short is based off.

This short has taken us about two years to complete. Finding the correct support and collaborating with many local film businesses/educational programs. ‘Shyrock Fabrications’ located in the Oklahoma City area, who 3D printed “Miles Device” (the McGuffin), also Metro Technology Center construction team who helped build the complete set from ground up in their in-house studio. Featuring a local Metro Tech graphic artist who designed a custom energy drink logo that the main character drinks throughout the film. Harry Wolohon Professor of the film program at Metro Tech (co-producer) who provided us with resources, gear, and students to help shoot the film over a two day period.

The core purpose for this project is to highlight the strength in teamwork. When local professionals team up with emerging film students to tackle the difficulty and doubt that there is in making a movie with little to no money. Providing real world experience to young film students working side-by-side with industry professionals.
As reflected in the short we get a chance to see a character struggle in proving his unorthodox methods revealing a shocking twist.