Private Project

Hey Zeus

After a botched immigration raid, four ICE agents give varying accounts of what happened: a case of mistaken identity.

  • Jose A Acosta
    Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre
  • Jose A Acosta
    Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre
  • Jose A Acosta
    Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre
  • Sarah Spicer
    Hope for Steve, The Last Rescue
  • Monique Morales
  • Thomas Cantley
    Mr. Ballsy
  • Kenyatta Manning
    Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre
  • Viviana Chavez
    Key Cast
    Baby Driver, The Walking Dead, Homeland, Sleepy Hollow, The Accountant
  • Norio Nishimura
    Key Cast
    Dynasty, Dear Dictator
  • J. Todd Smith
    Key Cast
    Ray, What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Sophia Ochoa
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    drama, thriller, police
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jose A Acosta

José A. Acosta is an award-winning writer and director of independent films, best known for the 2016 Emmy-nominated public television special Edgar Allan Poe’s Mystery Theatre. He recently wrote and directed controversial short film Hey Zeus about the immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.
As a commercial director, José is trusted by some of the worlds best-known brands like Aflac, AT&T, Cartoon Network, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ferrari, Ford, The Home Depot, PBS, Showtime, and The Weather Channel.
José, who’s parents emigrated from Cuba, was born in Washington DC, grew up in Bethesda Maryland, and now resides in Georgia with his family.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

While we filmed a fictional immigration raid in a Georgia warehouse last August, real raids were raging in Mississippi and across the American South. Tear gas, shootings, and family separations applied to misdemeanor suspects: refugees and migrant workers. This film asks "what are we doing?"

Starring Viviana Chavez (Baby Driver), Norio Nishimura (Dynasty), Jason Todd Smith (Ray), and introducing Olivia Ochoa.