Mislead

Harry hit a rough patch some years ago. While his peers have retired, he's stocking shelves at a grocery to stay afloat. When you've lived long enough, there are things that haunt you. There are things that have been done that cannot be undone.

  • Steve Perkins
    Director
    The Old Rogue
  • Adam Szudrich
    Writer
  • Rick Sadle
    Producer
    The Old Rogue
  • Rick Sadle
    Key Cast
    "Harry"
    The Old Rogue
  • Suzanne Owens-Duval
    Key Cast
    "Hazel"
  • Nathah Larrabee
    Key Cast
    "Jeff"
  • David Withers
    Key Cast
    "Handsome Gent"
  • Savannah Raye Jones
    Key Cast
    "Customer"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Steve Perkins

Steven P. Perkins currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where he has sold out theatre performances of his show MEN RUN AMOK for the Fertile Ground Festival. He also directed and locally produced three short narrative videos. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, he was a multimedia artist in the San Fransisco and New York City areas, producing for corporate clients on Wall Street, as well as in Boston and Philadelphia. Steve's narrative film and video works have screened theatrically, broadcast on PBS, and received awards at a number of festivals. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Screenwriting/Directing program.

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Director Statement

The laconic and layered script was written by the critically acclaimed Australian playwright Adam Szucrich. When Adam shared this story about longing and regret between and older man and his past, I thought of actor Rick Sadle immediately. Between the spare dialogue and the shifts in tone, a vision for the film came quickly into focus. Working for the first time with Director of Photography Laurne Mueller was a mind-melt of proportions I couldn't have imagined when we began. The editing was with super editor Zach Linklow, and original score composed by Daniel Velasquez. In all an entirely Portland Production, from cast to crew, start to finish.