When a series of disturbances trigger a woman’s crippling anxiety, she questions whether she is just forgetful or if she is really living alone after all. Created while in quarantine, “Present” utilizes evocative sound design and visuals for an unnerving experience that leaves viewers guessing until the very end.

  • Jon Santiago
    Day 58, Blame, Breathe, Banana Pancakes
  • Jon Santiago
    Day 58, Banana Pancakes
  • Jon Santiago, Elizabeth Theiss
    The Alley Cat, The Other One, Day 58, Banana Pancakes,
  • Elizabeth Theiss
    Key Cast
    Day 58
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    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Jon Santiago
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jon Santiago

Jon Santiago is a Chicago based filmmaker. His feature directorial debut "Blame" premiered at the 2017 Illinois International Film Festival, and he co-wrote and directed the 2018 web series, "DAY 58". His other shorts "Banana Pancakes" (2011), "Breathe" (2012), and "Forever Young" (2012) showcase various genres and stories including his latest thriller "Present" (2021). As a Script Supervisor, he has many films and television credits. Such notable credits include feature film Signature Move (2017), The Thing About Harry (2020), and shows Chicago PD (NBC), Shameless (SHOWTIME), Somebody Somewhere (HBO), and Station Eleven (HBO Max).

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