Private Project


After abandoning his future and confronting his past, Ares must fight to survive in a present where reality and delusion battle for dominance

  • Mick Gorley
    Periculum, Captis
  • Mick Gorley
    Periculum, Captis
  • Christopher Brian
    Key Cast
  • Justin Schilling
    Key Cast
  • Tali de Assis
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Menendez
    Key Cast
  • James Luca
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Psychological drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mick Gorley

Mick Gorley is a nonbinary filmmaker; born in Agawam, Massachusetts and based in New York City. Specializing in works which tend toward darker subject matters, Mick favors shorter narratives with lower emphasis on special effects and greater focus on performance. They have held many positions on film sets; ranging from script writing and acting to camera work and directing. They have a completed feature-length screenplay in the fantasy genre.

After switching their major from Theater Directing to Communication Arts, Mick graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media. In the Spring of 2020, they graduated from the School for Visual Arts with a Master’s degree in Film Directing. They’ve been working as a classroom assistant there for the last four years.

Currently, Mick is developing a fourth script (still untitled), and rounded out their original trilogy with the completion of their third short “Ignis.” Their previous two films “Periculum” and “Captis” have garnered almost two dozen laurels combined; from festivals in Berlin, Paris, Dublin, London, and in festivals across the United States.

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