A kid with hyperphantasia often goes into the forest near his house to play. He sees himself as a mercenary who is out to kill an evil general.

  • Emerson R Cole
  • Emerson R Cole
  • Emerson R Cole
  • Lucas Miroslaw
    Director of Photography
  • Alex DiGiuesppe
  • Lalo Ayala
    Production Designer
  • Rex Condon
    Key Cast
  • Nikolas Mikkelsen
    Key Cast
    "Imagined Quinn"
  • Mara Grasse
    Key Cast
    "General Cree"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • My Rode Reel Contest

    October 20, 2021
Director Biography - Emerson R Cole

Emerson is a Chicago based filmmaker that is graduated from Columbia College Chicago. He has worked on film productions since 2016, beginning with the 48 Hour Film Festival. He began editing and filming once he started making YouTube videos as a kid. During high school, he started taking film and animation classes to learn more about the craft. By senior year, he produced the school’s morning news and acted in the school theater productions. Freshman year of college he began working on film productions every other weekend, where he gained hands-on experience and built connections with fellow students. He also worked with the Midwest Emmy Awards as a social media photographer and for was able to attend and work with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for three years. By May of 2021, Emerson will have worked on over 50 productions independently as a freelancer and is graduating from Columbia College Chicago. He has won the L'Oreal Brandstorm Contest 2021 in the US and sets his heights to win more awards.

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Director Statement

Hyperphantasia is an idea I have been wanting to bring to the screen for a very long time. I wrote, directed, and produced this film with the help of some fantastic filmmakers from Chicago. All of which I have worked with in the past in school or professional filmmaking work. I got the idea to participate in this contest when I was working as a PA for a feature film. A lot of the crew had been working with me on that project and we wanted to make something that we all felt was fun and that we all can call the shots the way we wanted.