Private Project

New Lease

A man struggles to free himself from the death grip of his past.

  • Braden Thommarson
  • Braden Thommarson
  • Zachary Zubulake
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Film Noir
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Braden Thommarson

Braden Thommarson is an avid film enthusiast from Southern California. Having begun with his stop-motion videos using his mother's camera and Lego minifigures, he took film and broadcast classes at his high school. He is currently continuing his study of the art of film at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with the goal of becoming a writer and editor.

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Director Statement

New Lease was inspired both by a project I did in high school and a video I found on YouTube where a man explains why he traded his modern car for a 1980s American behemoth. I wanted to try my hand at making a serious film in the style of classic American film noir, but with my own spin.