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Hypoxia

On a dystopian island, where the government has banned organic plant life, a man with an artificial flower shop grows real plants in secret, cultivating their surreal properties, trying to breathe some air into the smothering environment.

  • Christian Gridelli
    Director
    The Origins of Wit & Humor
  • Hunter Norris
    Director
  • Christian Gridelli
    Writer
    The Origins of Wit & Humor
  • Hunter Norris
    Writer
    The Origins of Wit & Humor
  • Christian Gridelli
    Producer
  • Hunter Norris
    Producer
  • Angie Gaffney
    Producer
  • Kevin McGrail
    Producer
  • Anthony Cabral
    Producer
  • Wesley Daniel
    Key Cast
    "Jonah"
  • Oriana Oppice
    Key Cast
    "Margot"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Suspense, Dystopian, Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fayetteville Film Festival
    Fayetteville
    United States
    October 4, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • LoneStar Film Festival
    Fort Worth
    United States
    November 15, 2019
  • Southern Screen Film Festival
    Lafayette
    United States
    November 9, 2019
  • Big Muddy Film Festival
    Carbondale, IL
    United States
    February 24, 2020
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Fredericksburg, TX
    United States
    May 8, 2020
  • Blue Whiskey Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    September 10, 2020
  • FilmShortage.com

    United States
    February 17, 2021
    Online Premiere
    Daily Pick
Director Biography - Christian Gridelli, Hunter Norris

For over a decade, Christian Gridelli & Hunter Norris been writing, directing, producing, and editing in Chicago as DimeStore Films. Never wanting to feel too comfortable (and as classic Midwesterners, they take pride in feeling unsatisfied), their work includes short films, web series’, feature films, commercials, music videos, and audio plays. Their passion lies in exploring story and character above all and while they've never read "Save the Cat," they're told they write like they did. In 2017, Christian & Hunter released their first feature film, The Origins of Wit and Humor. The film co-stars Joe Hursley (Resident Evil) and Steve Lemme (of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard). Recently, they were tapped to do a complete rewrite on the forthcoming film adaptation of the Image Comics title, "Revival.” Christian & Hunter need to tell stories, they want to make something visually captivating, and if they don't do it in film, they’ll probably take too long to tell you about it at a party and nobody wants that.

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