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The polar icecaps have melted. Tidal waves and tornadoes have destroyed all of humankind as we know it…well, all except Troop 4337. Set in the not so distant future, the only survivors of the apocalypse are a single troop of boy scouts led by an eccentric Scoutmaster. But in their quest for survival, have they lost their humanity? As they battle a vengeful mother nature, Troop 4337 must confront their biggest challenge: the consequences of outliving the rest of the world.

  • MJ Sieber
  • Keiko Green
    Exotic Deadly: The MSG Play, Hometown Boy, Nadeshko, Sharon, Hell's Canyon
  • Aaron Blakely
    Key Cast
    Man in the High Castle, Z Nation, Grimm, CSI: Las Vegas
  • Michael Krenning
    Key Cast
  • Keiko Green
    Key Cast
    COD, Grimm, Z Nation
  • MJ Sieber
  • Keiko Green
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    Comedy, thriller, drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - MJ Sieber

MJ Sieber has a long history of work on and off the stage. After leaving Irvine, CA where he grew up, he attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA receiving a degree in New Works. After graduating he stuck around Seattle, appearing in over 50 productions as an Equity Actor at some of the city’s most beloved theaters: Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, Intiman, Village Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co., and many more. He was the Associate Artistic Director of the New Century Theatre Co. appearing in many productions and directed the west coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize winner, ‘The Flick’. When not acting and directing for the stage he appeared in a number of films and even as the richest man in the world, Skip Brickle, in SYFy’s ‘Z Nation’. And was the creator, writer, director and star of the sketch show 'News Team 9' as the beguiled news anchor Barry Reinhardt. He and his wife, writer Keiko Green, moved back down south to San Diego as she received her degree in Playwrighting and Screenwriting at UCSD. They appeared together in the world premiere of her play, ‘Sharon’ at Cygnet Theatre in 2023. They currently reside in North Hollywood with their Bassett Hound, Gus.

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Director Statement

In 2020 my wife (and writer, co-producer and actor in Prepared) had just moved to San Diego from Seattle as she was getting her MFA at UCSD. A week before the shut down my mother passed away quite suddenly and we were both trying to figure out how to process all of this sadness as the world was living in a constant state of fear and uncertainty. 6 months later my father passed away after a long battle with Alzheimers. The grief was overwhelming as my brother and I tried to figure out how to maneuver through the world as orphans. Keiko had written Prepared as a short theater piece and it directly addressed what we were all feeling while also being strange and funny. We decided to film it as a short the following year with our friends and colleagues up in the Pacific Northwest which had been my home for over 20 years. The themes in Prepared are a direct reflection of the year our country dipped into darkness. The year the world seemed to be ending and my world had lost two of the brightest lights in my parents. No matter how we prepare for the worst or the inevitable, no matter how much we try to keep a brave face or tuck the sadness away; nothing can prepare you for the loss of someone you love. My parents, Barb and Dave, had always fostered and supported my life in the arts and the inherent struggle that comes when trying to keep your head above water with love, compassion and humor. This film is dedicated to their memory.