Midland

Mike Boyd has been stuck in rural Texas playing Double-A baseball for 3 years. With his prospect of advancing to the Majors diminishing, he grows more lost and anxious with each passing day. Out of the blue Mike meets a young woman named Chelsea who offers compassion and distraction from the daily onslaught. At her request, the two venture beyond the city limits, to attend a secret gathering held at an abandoned industrial site. What occurs at first seems like a possible answer to Mike’s confusion, but what ultimately transpires is a far cry from his salvation and a true test of his spirit and will.

  • Oliver Bernsen
    Director
  • Daniel Magnante
    Writer
  • Daniel Magnante
    Producer
  • James Greilick
    Producer
  • Jordan Smith
    Producer
  • Justin Dalzell
    Producer
  • Dustin Kerns
    Key Cast
  • Stormi Henley
    Key Cast
  • Corbin Bernsen
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, thriller, sports
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Clermont Ferrand ISFF
    Clermont Ferrand
    France
    January 1, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 11, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Kyiv ISFF
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    April 20, 2016
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Salaud Morisset
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Oliver Bernsen

Oliver is a director at his core. His preoccupation with the macabre and his obsession with fantasy is threaded throughout all of his work, and can be seen most prominently in his short films CONNECTIVE TISSUE (which premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival 2020), and MIDLAND (premiered at Clermont Ferrand ISFF 2016). Oliver is currently developing his feature directorial debut with his screenplay SUCH STRANGE CREATURES (a love letter to the underbelly of Hollywood in the late 90s). He honed his love of filmmaking on movie sets (since birth, literally), and began to explore the craft of screenwriting in his early twenties. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, making money as an Art Director for TV and commercials, and making personal messes with clay and paint.

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