Interview With Ian

Logline: A detective plays on a suspect's celebrity fantasy to extract a confession to his crimes.

This is Janice Baker's first film as director.

Synopsis: Celebrity investigative journalist Kelly Merrick interviews Ian McKeene, a reluctant hero who has seen some horrific deaths in his career as a paramedic. As Merrick asks him the difficult questions, probing into his psyche, his fantasy of a hero is stripped away to reveal the disturbing truth about his actions.

  • Janice Baker
    Director
  • Janice Baker
    Writer
  • Rob Underhill
    Producer
  • Janice Baker
    Producer
  • Trevor Cothren
    Key Cast
    "Ian McKeene"
  • Janice Baker
    Key Cast
    "Kelly Merrick"
  • Rob Underhill
    Director of Photography
  • Rob Underhill
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 10th Raleigh Film and Art Festival
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    United States
    October 7, 2022
    World Premiere
    BEST SHORT FILM & BEST TRAILER
  • 6th Oniros Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    October 6, 2022
    BEST DETECTIVE FILM
  • Toronto International Women Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    December 22, 2022
    BEST THRILLER
  • Art Spirit Film Awards
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    March 7, 2023
    BEST ACTOR Trevor Cothren
  • 8th Digital Griffix Film Awards
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    January 16, 2023
    Nominated BEST FILM
  • 13th Underground Cinema Film Awards
    Dublin
    Ireland
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    December 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Death's Parade Film Fest
    Red Bluff, California
    United States
    December 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • SheFilms Film Festival

    January 14, 2023
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    December 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 8th Digital Griffix Film Awards
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    BEST WOMAN FILMMAKER
Director Biography - Janice Baker

Janice Lauren Baker is a first time film director. She was born in New York, traveling and working all over the world, now residing in rural North Carolina. A licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Masters Degree in Forensics, and Army Officer with a career in Special Operation, Janice has written and presented on these topics internationally, and has recently began to bring these topics to narrative filmmaking.

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