Private Project


William, a middle-aged traveling salesman, confesses his life story to a deaf/mute hitchhiker.

  • Jacob Wyscaver
  • Christopher Riggs
  • Monique Salas
  • Jacob Wyscaver
  • Mathew Schneck
    Key Cast
  • Jefferson Arca
    Key Cast
  • Monty Dickson
    Key Cast
    "The Drifter"
  • Stephanie Whall
    Key Cast
  • Dean Bynum
    Key Cast
    "Cowboy Bob"
  • Joana Gomez
    Production Design
  • Zach Valaski
    Sound, Grip, and AC
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Denver
Director Biography - Jacob Wyscaver

Born and raised in Thornton, Colorado Jacob has directed three projects, Just the Three of Us, The Twisted Three, and Mute. Outside of school, Jacob is involved in the local Colorado film industry and has worked on various projects from music videos, corporate, commercial, and narrative films.

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Director Statement

I adapted and directed this film, Mute, after a friend, Harrison, referred me to Stephen King’s Dollar Baby website. This website gives people an opportunity to buy the limited rights to adapt a Stephen King short story for only a dollar. After King’s office accepted my proposal, we went to work. The script underwent many alterations for six months until, finally, we settled on the main structure. Moreover, the problems with COVID-19 proved to be the most significant obstacle during production. Our crew was restricted to five people, with at most two actors on set. Mute would not be complete if it weren’t for my talented and excellent crew, actors, friends, and faculty who helped me along the way.