Hangman Lives

Follow Cassandra on her journey as she attempts to travel into the future and dismantle the evil Hangman Project, destroy The Council and restore her relationship with her estranged daughter.
A time travel experiment in the future goes haywire, and one of its subjects falls back from the future to our present. The subject trapped in the here and now, has memories of a mission gone wrong. The future pays her a visit to settle a score.

  • Chris Lieber
    Director
    The Box
  • Andrew Mandapat
    Writer
    Siren, Easy, Lisa At Large
  • Chris Lieber
    Writer
  • Chris Lieber
    Producer
    Easy, Siren, Hood Bruthas
  • Andrew Mandapat
    Producer
    Easy, Siren, Lisa At Large
  • Marilyn Burns
    Producer
    Lisa At Large
  • Presciliana Esparolini
    Key Cast
    "Cassandra"
    13 Reasons Why, Ray Donovan, The Shield, 9-1-1
  • Noelle Messier
    Key Cast
    "Tavo"
    American Horror Story, NCIS: Los Angeles
  • E.R. Ruiz
    Key Cast
    "Philly"
    Happy Face, Sons of Anarchy, Get Shorty, American Sniper
  • Jacob Peacock
    Key Cast
    "Scratch"
    David and Goliath, The Love Witch,
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    High Def
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • First Contact Film Festival

    United States
    May 12, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Chris Lieber

(Creator/Producer/Director) Chris Lieber has produced a diverse offering of narrative works including the award winning shorts Hood Bruthas and Siren. Other projects include Easy and the original Hangman short movie. Chris has also directed several projects including The Box and the Hangman Lives proof of concept pilot. He is developing a number of projects including Monstrocity, Hood, a feature based on the Hood Bruthas short, and The Convict Lake Story.

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Director Statement

Hangman is a time travel, sci-fi tv series, yet it’s primarily a legend [redacted] of Cassandra’s journey from street corner drug addict to warrior/savior of the future.
The show touches upon topical themes: political unrest, conspiratorial fears of a “secret society”, the stranglehold technology has on our daily lives, privacy concerns, a populace disenchanted of their leaders, and the same populace dangerously unaware that they are on a path to self-destruction.
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All of the above themes and issues are essential components of our program, yet Hangman will be an entertaining, roller coaster ride of a show aimed at the largest possible audience. The current audience landscape has an enormous appetite for science fiction worlds set in dystopian futures.
Hangman comes with a mythology and lore created specifically from one of our show’s main themes:

In order to be immortal and powerful, would you sacrifice your humanity?

As Tavo, the scientist, announces:

“Immortality awaits, but first you must die.”

Or as another one of our show’s scientists, Smiley, proclaims:

“You got your reality, and you got your alternate reality….it zigs and it zags like a crazy little worm goin’ down a crazy little wormhole….”

This is a journey.
This is a ride.
Welcome to the world of HANGMAN