A teenager wakes up in the middle of a desert with a head injury. He cannot remember how he got there. He hitchhikes a car on an empty desolate road, but begins to piece together his recent past.

  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Kerry Parker
    Key Cast
  • Mark Williams
    Key Cast
  • Amelia McGovern
    SFX Make-up
  • Diego Heredia
    Boom Operator
  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Eli Akio Williams
    Sound Design
  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Eli Akio Williams
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Suspense, Indie
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Canon R5, Full Frame
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Los Angeles County High School of the Arts
  • LACHSA Sundown Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    April 29, 2023
    LACHSA Sundown Film Festival
    Best Cinematography Winner
Director Biography - Eli Akio Williams

Eli Williams is a 16 year old filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. He grew up making short videos with his friends for fun, which started his interest in filmmaking. Along the way he has used experiences from his daily life as a basis for writing his short films. The challenges of being a high school filmmaker inspires Eli to approach projects in a more creative way, as he learns the invaluable lessons every new film holds.

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Director Statement

I wanted "Recollect" to portray the sense of isolation, uncertainty, and vulnerability experienced during adolescence.