Experiencing Interruptions?

Second Gen

The end is actually just a virtual beginning for Aimee- but those cloest to her may not fully understand the last vestiges of herself in this new format.

  • Mike Madigan
    The Loss, Emergency Alert, Watch Night
  • Mike Madigan
    The Loss, Emergency Alert, Watch Night
  • Five Clover Films
  • Jessi Reed
    Key Cast
  • Caitlin Burt
    Key Cast
  • Stacey Arnold
    Key Cast
  • Allison Hunt-Kaufmann
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Peach
  • Jeff Wolka
  • Kelly Gill
    Assistant Director
  • Sami George
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, romance, experimental, black and white
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Five Clover Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mike Madigan

Mike Madigan - Detroit, Michigan

Mike began his film career as director of the short film "Caught" (2006) filmed in Chicago, which screened at 11 film festivals in the US and fostered his ongoing interest in the digital short film format. Mike followed this initial success with dramatic shorts "The Candle", "Demeter" and the smash follow-up hit "Demeter: Surrender", with the film's trailer receiving 900,000+ Youtube hits to date.

In 2008 his experimental foreign-language film "Cadence" was accepted to 13 film festivals, enjoying East coast success including the Staten Island Film Festival (New York) and the Trenton Film Festival (New Jersey). In 2010, the romantic comedy "4 Pictures" was released, a highly stylized short that received acclaims including "Best Comedy" and "Best Director" through its tour of over 30 film festivals throughout 2010 and 2011, including the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii and local Michigan favorites like the Ferndale Film Festival. In 2011-2012, the collaborative sci-fi films "Collusion" (Best Sound Design) and "Resistant" (Best Writing, Best Film) with Team 10 Mile saw successful wins at the Project Twenty1 Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

Five Clover Films partnered again with TriOmega Productions on a gripping series of four found footage horror short films based on Michigan zip codes - "48169" (2013), "48413" (2014) and "48207" (2014), followed up by the conclusion "Haunt Hunters - Stagecoach Stop" (2015) and the Detroit Video Discovery (DVD) series screenings (2016).

Recent short films include "Driveshaft" (2017), "Watch Night" (2018), "Emergency Alert" (2018) and "The Loss" (2019), co-directed with Mandy Looney.

Mike was the Detroit Producer of the internationally-known 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) for nine consecutive seasons, bringing filmmakers together in the city of Detroit. Mike's additional experience includes collaboration with "The D-Town Screenwriters Group", and one of the founding business partners of M-1 Studios in Ferndale, Michigan, now in their 12th year of creating business and organization video content.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker residing in Detroit, Michigan, I appreciate your consideration of our short experimental sci-fi film "Second Gen" for festival inclusion and screening.