Private Project

Pancakes and Democracy: The End of an Era

A fictional story about a family's escape from a dictatorship. The story follows Katelyn, a stay-at-home mother, and Cody, her husband, as they navigate the sudden upheaval of their country's political system. Katelyn quickly gathers their two daughters and flees to a farm where Cody is to meet them, encountering military presence and danger along the way. The story ends with the family's uncertain future and the possibility of future resistance against the oppressive regime.

  • Cody Oneil Roberson
  • Cody Oneil Roberson
  • Katelyn Hope Roberson
  • Cody Oneil Roberson
  • Katelyn Hope Roberson
    Key Cast
  • Cody Oneil Roberson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Los Angeles Film School
Director Biography - Cody Oneil Roberson

Cody is a distinguished Marine Corps Veteran with six years of commendable service before receiving a medical retirement. He is currently pursuing his passion for content creation and film by attending The Los Angeles Film School, graduating in the class of 2024. Following his honorable service in the military, Cody has dedicated himself to the pursuit of his creative vision, with aspirations of bringing his imaginative ideas to the big screen.

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Director Statement

I am dedicated to bringing this story to life with authenticity, sensitivity, and passion because I think it has the capacity to engage viewers on a profound level. In order to honor the complex themes and emotions that are at the core of this potent story, it is my aim as a director to craft a cinematic experience that is both enjoyable and significant.