Lancer: An Action Thriller

A US Air Marshal is trapped 35,000 feet in the air with an active bomb threat on board. Everything changes when he discovers the bomb inside a person...

  • Yale Apter
  • Chad Narducci
    Director of Photography
    Life as a Mermaid, The Executed, WitchHaven
  • Yale Apter
    WitchHaven, Life as a Mermaid
  • Chris Oh
  • Ian Steele
  • Daniel Dasent
    Key Cast
    "John Lancer"
  • Kohanna Kay
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Callejo
    Key Cast
    Ocean's Eleven
  • Campbell Dodson
    Key Cast
    Bombshell (2019), Life as a Mermaid
  • Bodhi Tabtabi
    Key Cast
  • Yale Apter
    WitchHaven (Creator), Life as a Mermaid (Co-Creator)
  • Ryan O'Donnell
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED Weapon
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Yale Apter

Writer/Director Yale Apter has been making short films and stories since before grade school. The young filmmaker has experience in the online media space, having created content in collaboration that has exceeded 75 million views and well over 200,000 watch hours.

My Story
Since my first year in college I’ve been making youth and young adult content online. With this project I wanted to go outside the box, I wanted to go adult but maintain the over the top intense excitement that my audience is used to. Now, nearly done with my Bachelors degree, I hope to raise funds for any one of my full length features.

With all film, I always seek to touch on the themes found within the American suburban family, love relationships and ultimatums spurred by moral conflict.

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Director Statement

As global temperatures rise, tensions rise also, especially within the United States.
"Lancer" came to me after a mass shooting down my road. I felt a relentless onslaught of emotion and confusing pain and to cope I wrote and directed Lancer.

My film is an experiment in the Thriller genre. That seeks to delve into my audiences emotions.

"Lancer" is about a man, John, a symbol for real men who live in this country and keep it safe everyday.