Private Project

Hark, Champion!

A knight, after failing to save his princess from death, struggles with his idea of honor as he embarks on a journey to return her body home.

  • Andrew William Cardoso
  • Andrew William Cardoso
  • Ben Van der Meer
  • Daniela Arely Mejia
  • Ryley Schroeder
    Key Cast
    "The Champion"
  • Natalie Gath
    Key Cast
    "The Princess"
  • Jared Machado
    Key Cast
  • Miki Inoguchi
    Director of Photography
  • Ava Gergovich
  • Dane Charles Tharp
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - California State University Long Beach
  • Full Spectrum Showcase 2023
    Long Beach
    United States
    May 13, 2023
Director Biography - Andrew William Cardoso

Andrew is a Brazilian American director born and raised in California. He has currently just graduated with a bachelor's degree at California State Long Beach. While there, he studied Film in the Narrative Production track with a specialization in directing and producing. Andrew found his interest in art from a young age finding ways to express himself through drawing and painting. As he grew older, this interest in visual arts expanded into storytelling. Filmmaking provided an environment where his voice and his passion could meet and be shared in a positive way with others. With a focus on sincere narratives, Andrew's main goal as a director is to create stories that experiment with genres to deliver meaningful messages to his viewers.

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Director Statement

Growing up in a household with mental illness, I learned from an early age what it was like to be thrust into a position with its own set of expectations. I also learned what it was like to fail in that role. This premature ego death made me reevaluate how I see myself and who I want to be. It was an incredibly important part of my path to growth and self discovery. By drawing from my own experiences, my hope is to tell a story, about assumed roles, that resonates with people who are struggling in similar situations, so they feel supported and reassured that it gets better.