Private Project

Life After

To prevent an act of domestic terrorism, a negotiator must break protocol and make an emotional bond with the hostage taker.

This psychological crime-drama explores themes of grief, empathy, and life after loss.

  • Jesse Edwards
  • Jesse Edwards
  • Joel Edwards
  • Jesse Edwards
  • Torri Yates-Orr
    Key Cast
  • JesseJames Locorriere
    Key Cast
  • Parker Bradway
    Key Cast
  • Mykie Fisher
    Key Cast
  • Patricia Taber
    Key Cast
    "Lt. Johnson"
  • Aaron Seldon
  • Zach Prichard
  • Renée Olson
    Art Director
  • Ryan Taubert
  • Ryan Trommer
  • Evolve Studios
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    action, adventure
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jesse Edwards

Jesse Edwards is an award-winning Writer, Director, and Producer. He brings a hands-on approach and finds deep meaning in every project. His journey to narrative filmmaking is preceded by 10 years of producing + directing + shooting + editing documentary, unscripted, and commercial content, working with brands such as Disney, ESPN, Samsung, BMW, and National Geographic, working with A-Listers such as Jane Lynch, Sylvester Stallone, Zedd, Leo Messi, Joanna Gaines, and Captain Paul Herbert.

Jesse’s narrative work as a Writer / Director includes the short film DISTANCE (2020), which won Best Short Film and Best Director (Grand Jury Award) at the New York International Film Awards, the psychological crime-drama short film LIFE AFTER (2021), and his first feature film BURN RIDER, an action neo-western, scheduled for release in 2022.

For his commercial and unscripted work, Jesse has been honored with 3 National Emmy Awards and received over 30+ National Emmy Nominations.

Jesse was the co-founder of Evolve Studios, a production company based in Nashville, TN creating commercial, unscripted, and scripted content.

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Director Statement

Relationships birthed from grief can bring meaning to life, but only if we let them.

With Life After, I wanted to inject life and death stakes into questions around the meaning of life. And in doing so, this film explores the importance of empathy and the opportunity for meaningful change that it creates. Especially when demonstrated towards those who believe differently than yourself. I love that this film shows empathy as the most valuable tool of reconciliation in a crisis.

I hope that this film can create conversation about finding compassion for others, even in their darkest places.