A family of new homeowners discovers a series of unusual creatures in the forest lining their backyard. Desperate for answers, they recruit their closest friends to investigate the mystery behind what may be the start of an apocalyptic siege.

  • Angie Lynch
  • Corey Aaron Burkes
  • Corey Aaron Burkes
  • Karen Surgeon-Bennet
  • Troy Remington Dowden
  • Paul John Haberman
  • Diron Jones
    Key Cast
    Frame of Reference
  • Ashley Johnson
    Key Cast
    The Pod Generation
  • Wynter J. Davis
    Key Cast
  • Po Yen
    Key Cast
    No New Wave
  • Josh Schaffrin
    Key Cast
    For How Much
  • Vasudha Krishnamoorthy
    Key Cast
    Highway to Hell
  • Gray Campbell
    Key Cast
  • Madison Geiger
    Key Cast
    Doll Breaker, The Righteous Gemstones
  • Kaycee Fillbright
    Key Cast
  • Izzy Miller
    Key Cast
  • Josh Alford
    Key Cast
    The Almosts: Year 1
  • Judith Aaron
    Key Cast
    "House Guest"
  • Liam Bradbury
    Music Composer
    The White Lady
  • Jarid Coronado
    Sound Supervisor
    Trinket Box
  • Antalya Suazo
    Makeup Artist
    The Mama and Kenn Show
  • Sariya Burkes
    Wardrobe Designer
  • Javanshir Shukurov
    Computer Graphic Artist
  • Brianna The Brave Cat Spires
    Production Assistants
  • Russell Burkes
    Production Assistants
  • KIG Films
    Drone Aerial Videography
  • Donna Burkes
    Medical Advisor
  • Tiffany Burkes
    Videogame Footage
  • Iris Faction Media
    Production Photographers
  • Theresa Matos
    Production Photographers
  • Franklin Mross
    Animal Wrangler
  • Peter Dean McKenzie
    Additional Music
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Angie Lynch, Corey Aaron Burkes

Born in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn, New York, and now residing in the picturesque town of Covington, GA, Corey Burkes is a multifaceted storyteller with a penchant for weaving captivating narratives. With two novels and a myriad of short stories under their belt, Corey’s literary prowess is evident. His journey into the world of film culminated with the completion of their debut short film, "Predawn," a testament to his evolving artistic vision.

A semi-animator with a Bachelor's degree, Corey seamlessly blends the written word with visual storytelling, creating a unique tapestry of tales that resonate with audiences. His passion for film was further ignited after a chance encounter with the legendary Steven Spielberg, whose words of encouragement propelled him towards a promising film career.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Corey cherishes the joys of family life, being happily married with children. His diverse experiences, both personal and professional, contribute to a rich and varied storytelling palette, making Corey a name to watch in the world of film and literature.

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Director Statement

I have been writing stories since I was five years old. At no time in my childhood was producing a film on any budget inexpensive enough to tell a story visually as I would like. I feel as if I 'willed' technology to move forward to now where a movie can be shot with equipment in the palm of our hands, reviewed and edited within an blink of an eye. I hope to take my adulthood experience into this industry and still tell relatable and enjoyable stories. I was blessed to have the greatest cast and crew come together for Predawn. The world needs to know who they are.