Kira a young surfer suffers from PTSD after a shark attack, creating a internal fear of the water. Will she allow her fear to swallow her whole or is it something more?

  • Jonathon S. Villegas
    Midnight Bite
  • Jonathon Villegas
  • Kate Yeash
    Key Cast
  • Vera Zadoinov
    Key Cast
  • Jonathon Villegas
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Woods"
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    13 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jonathon S. Villegas

Jonathon Villegas is a young independent filmmaker born in San Jose, raised in Concord California. At a very early age in life, Jon developed a deep emotional connection and love for film and story telling. After a tragic event in his life, his love for the art of filmmaking and story telling only grew with him, His hopes' are to tell and show the world the imagination that fills his heart, mind and soul.

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As a young boy, I remember I would sometimes jump in my grandmothers pool, and swim when I would visit her. I also loved watching movies when I would go over. One of my favorites just so happens to be (JAWS), go figure right? Well sometimes, when I would be in that blue, manmade pool. Eye level dipping in and out from the water line, I would start to think about Jaws. That unrealistic fear of something being in the water with me... So then I would get out, haha. An unrealistic truth, but the idea. Now that was scary... and I thought I was the only kid who thought of this growing up until one day. I saw a meme online (the same one used in the promotional art), that made me start to really think about it. Now, another Shark movie that helped inspire a scene for this movie was (Deep Blue Sea). It's when the scientist (Stellan Skarsgard), is treating one of the sharks above water level full of bubbles. Now my grandmother, who I was living with at the time, had a hot-tub. I would sometimes sit in, one day I starred long and hard at those bubbles and thought of that scene, and the idea came to me. What if someone was siting there and a out of no where a massive shark head arises, chomping at it's victim? That's how it started but. Why was the shark there?... So I spent time developing a story that would fit this idea, the only problem was when I decided to really go all in for this idea and try to bring it to life, I found out that my grandmother was selling the house, which meant I would have limited time to bring this idea to life... and so I did to the best of my ability. I am very proud and happy with this project, I fully handled the majority of this on my own (as far as editing, writing, casting, directing, and funding the whole thing) which I'm not complaining about but the way I always thought of my films were as if a car person would upgrade it, put all this money into it. Why? Because it's just "their" thing, their JOY. I wanna thank the crew members who helped me achieve this goal for the big moments in this story, that being the (pool and hot-tub scenes) which were done first for time sake. This has to be personally one of my more challenging projects just for the simple fact of the time frame for this project, as well as the risks I was personally willing to make to ensure I brought this movie to life as best as I could. What I mean by that is the Opening scene, where by myself I went chest level deep in the ocean with my camera to get the shots needed of my actor performing her scenes just due to the small waves being a issue, the funny joke is I believe that in a alternate universe I was attacked by a real shark in that time line and its what jumpstarted my career hahaha. I hope everyone enjoys this film I know I enjoyed bringing it to life!!!