Private Project

Shepherd's Gate

Based on a true story. When a picture-perfect-appearing corporate executive, Monika, is threatened by her estranged friend and protégé with a resignation, she’s forced to confront a mysterious past. Across town, a social worker at a women’s shelter struggles to make the right decisions for a young girl under his supervision. What is the connection between the two stories?

  • Billy Higgins
  • Susan Bradley
    Toy Story, Wall E, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
  • Michelle LaRue
    Key Cast
    The Middle, Workaholics, How I Met Your Mother,
  • Alisha Mullally
    Key Cast
    13 Reasons Why, 12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Dorian Lockett
    Key Cast
    13 Reasons Why, The Walking Dead (Video Game)
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
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Director Biography - Billy Higgins

Mr. Higgins is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the same Hollywood-based film school that fostered such renowned directors as Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, and George Lucas. During his time at USC, Higgins participated in the Lucasfilm internship program at Industrial Light + Magic. He has a background in dramatic acting and directing and his short suspense thriller G.P.S. ran the festival circuit in 2014. Outside of filmmaking, Higgins has also produced and directed video content for entities such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and TechCrunch. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children.

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Director Statement

I had a complicated childhood. The details of which I don’t intend to divulge here, but I have desired to make a film based on my experiences someday.

Then, I recently found out why the corporate department I work for consistently did service projects at a local women’s shelter called Shepherd’s Gate.

I can’t tell you why right now, because that will spoil the film.

Hearing this story made me think, “Now THAT is a movie.”

If you’ve watched the trailer or read the synopsis and wondered, “Just why does this story about a corporate executive facing the resignation of her friend and protégé have anything to do with a women’s shelter?”

Well, sorry to sound like a broken record, but you will have to see the film to find out. :)

Thank you in advance for your support.