Private Project

Protocol: New Orleans

Police struggle to follow rules and stay alive. For two cops, New Orleans is a place where justice is incidental to law and order.
**5.1 DTS or Stereo Dolby Digital.
***Spanish Subtitles Available.

  • Mark Terry
    ***Directorial debut
  • Mark Terry
    Night Demons, Live Evil
  • Mark Terry
    Live Evil, B-Movie, Night Demons, Homeland Security, Hooligan's Valley, Visions of Horror
  • Cherrae L. Stuart
    Key Cast
    Return to Sender, Zoe & Chloe, Equal
  • Randal Gonzalez
    Key Cast
    NCIS: New Orleans, The Dunning Man
  • Mark Terry
    Key Cast
    Brother's Blood, Sticky Notes, Live Evil
  • Gianni Biasetti Jr.
    Stunt Coordinator
    22 Jump Street, Wolf of Wall Street, False Memory Syndrome
  • Michael A. Hoffman
    Girls Gone Dead, Scary Tales, R.O.T.
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Action, Drama, Thriller, Police, Crime
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2016
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Corto Creativo Short Film Festival
    September 1, 2016
    World Premiere
    Corto Finalist
  • Valley Film Festival
    North Hollywood, CA
    United States
    September 29, 2016
    West Coast/Los Angeles
  • Silver Screen for Short Films
    St. Pete, FL
    United States
    October 12, 2016
    South East/Florida
  • Awareness Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 16, 2016
  • Grenada Film Festival
    Grenada, MS
    United States
    October 8, 2016
    Mississippi Premiere
  • GNO Film Fete
    New Orleans, LA
    United States
    October 27, 2016
    Louisiana Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Mark Terry

Mark Terry is a Florida native that has lived/worked in Los Angeles but has for the past 4 years, called New Orleans his home.

Mark graduated from Saint Leo University as the school's first ever double major in Theater and Writing in 2001. He is a 10+ year SAG veteran, but has worked in all facets of the industry including stunts, production coordination, and international sales for feature films.

In 2009, Mark produced his second feature "Live Evil" which released by Warner Bros. in the US. The film received positive reviews in all horror publications and sold territories throughout the world. "Live Evil" quickly gained cult status and became known as the "Anti-Twilight" in Germany. Mark has also produced/wrote several award winning short films including the PTSD Vietnam film "Night Demons"(2003) that won festivals in the southeast.

Since moving to New Orleans, Mark has focused on acting/stunts and will be appearing in the up coming films "Sticky Notes" "Brother's Blood" & "The HER-O".

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Director Statement

I never understood why people that are from New Orleans loved the city so much until I became a resident myself. There is something special about this city. There is a sweetness, and fullness of life that can make your heart hurt.

However, New Orleans is not like its fully portrayed on some television shows. Not every week is Mardi Gras, there aren't street cars everywhere, and The Quarter is not always fun and games.

New Orleans is a city of extremes. The wealth disparity is higher here than almost any other city in the country, and breeds a desperation that has fostered the epidemic crime rates. Under the constant shine and party atmosphere, there is a darker side of New Orleans that I hope no one ever has to experience first hand.

The people who do have to experience this underbelly, are the NOPD. They may have the toughest and most thankless job in the city.

In our film "Protocol: New Orleans" it was important to me to show NOLA as almost a real life Gotham City. You won't see the typical famous tourist-laden landmarks. Locals will understand the situation, imagery, and locations that we used for our film and why. People who are not from NOLA will recognize many of the locations that were featured in studio feature films over the past 10 years.

The theme of this movie is simple. No matter who is in the situation, the outcome will almost always be the same. Thanks to the brave men and women of the NOPD, New Orleans will be able to remain as its portrayed on television and safer for everybody who comes into town or has lived here all their life.