Second Chance

“Second Chance,” an original drama, centers on U.S. Army veteran Nick Jensen as he battles post-traumatic stress and reacclimating to civilian life following the War in Afghanistan. With support from his friend and fellow soldier Jake Burton, Nick discovers a new lease on life through coaching youth basketball and mentoring beleaguered teenager Avery Stevens.

  • Brad Allen
    Director
  • Dale Bennish Jr.
    Director
  • Brad Allen
    Writer
  • Brandon Woychik
    Writer
  • Brad Allen
    Producer
  • Devan Millard
    Key Cast
    "Nick Jensen"
  • Rob Tillmon
    Key Cast
    "Jake Burton"
  • Alex Funk
    Key Cast
    "Avery Stevens"
  • Kyle Schlueter
    Key Cast
    "Tim Stevens"
  • Brad Allen
    Key Cast
    "Sam Morris"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Narrative, Short, Indie, Coming of Age, Feel-Good
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, Canon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brad Allen, Dale Bennish Jr.

Lead Director Brad Allen, 26, grew up in a family with numerous U.S. military veterans, as well as around several close family friends who served overseas. Allen developed a deep appreciation for veterans and has tackled multiple creative projects as a young man related to telling stories that pay homage to their sacrifices. He has also retained a lifelong passion for creative writing, photography, film and various forms of storytelling. With the completion of his first short film project, Allen plans to continue tackling new and exciting film projects in the near future, ranging from comedies to dramas. He has also worked on multiple past creative projects, including a thriller novel, other independent screenplay treatments, and also manages a YouTube video logging channel.

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Director Statement

This short film was made possible through hard work by everyone involved, along with meaningful support from many dear friends and family members. I am beyond grateful for my close friends Dale Bennish Jr. and Brandon Woychik, as their efforts are greatly appreciated. I am also truly grateful for my supportive parents, Tim and Marla, and also our highly devoted and outstanding cast members Devan Millard, Rob Tillmon, Alex Funk, and Kyle Schlueter. Thank you to everyone who helped overcome numerous obstacles and bring this project to life.