Lake Placid Blue

A grieving father grapples with the thin line between vengeance and redemption.

  • Justen Mann
  • Justen Mann
  • Justen Mann
  • David Girard
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Siedle
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Justen Mann

Justen Mann stands as an accomplished Director and Cinematographer hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, boasting a record of prestigious accolades. His engagement with various films has resulted in screenings at esteemed international film festivals, including Cannes, Sitges, and Telluride Horror Show.

The year 2022 marked a significant milestone in Justen's career, as he secured the Best Cinematography award for his work on the film "Threshold." This very film proceeded to clinch the coveted Best Film award at Filmapalooza, held in Los Angeles.

Justen manages a thriving YouTube channel, boasting a substantial 180k subscribers.

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Director Statement

I wanted to do Lake Placid Blue as a single take because I wanted the audience to really live in David's emotions throughout the film. I wanted time for every beat of dialogue to resonate without cutting to a new frame.

I really wanted the audience to feel like David was speaking directly to them and pleading for help to a world that wasn't offering any.