Transported into a life-like reality, an old man interacts with the last remaining memories of someone important from his past. Set in the not-so-distant future, HALO provides a glimpse into a world of possibilities around humanity’s advancements in neuroscience.

  • Jeff Schick
    Hatch, Swipe
  • Jeff Schick
    Hatch, Swipe
  • Steven Lang
  • Christine Salo
    Key Cast
  • Gordon Coffey
    Key Cast
    "Joseph (old)"
  • Paul Ryan Hobson
    Key Cast
    "Joseph (young)"
  • Larry Cali
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED,
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Director Biography - Jeff Schick

Jeff Schick is a Seattle-based writer, director and filmmaker whose work explores the intersectionality of technology and its utilization by humanity.

With two decades of experience working alongside The Fortune 100, Schick served in branding, digital, social and content production capacities for Amazon, Apple, adidas, AT&T, T-Mobile and others. Schick began producing and directing films in 2012, ultimately creating film production company, Audio Video Room, where he currently serves as a creative director.

His recent work includes HALO, SWIPE and HATCH.

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Director Statement

The idea for HALO started when my aunt Helen passed away. Unable to attend her funeral, I found myself seeking closure. In my mind, I wished for one last lucid conversation. I craved interaction with a version of her, before things got bad.

The script was developed for a belief in a world where death isn’t final. A world where technology aides the healing process, long after the initial loss. A world where I could still have Helen in my life, long-after hers expired.

In HALO, we find Joseph: a now aged-millennial set in his ways, unwilling to adopt to a new technology that has all of its users enchanted by its capability. While the entire world around him is tethered to this revolutionizing device, Joseph remains a late adopter.

The film focuses on Joseph’s breakdown in his conviction, finally giving in to the power of the technology for the first time. During his experience, his reality is shattered where he is left questioning the experience, questioning his reality.

I hope HALO brings into view both our impermanence and immortality, the dark and the light.