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The Child With No Name

11,000 BCE. A lonesome child left alone by her tribe discovers a mysterious wand that gives her the power and insight to create the friend she's always dreamed about only to release a creature as old as time itself.

  • Chad Costen
    The Coming, Death Wish, Olivia's Ghost
  • Chad Costen
    The Coming, Death Wish, Olivia's Ghost
  • Timo Puolitaipale
    Built to Kill, The Coming, Death Wish, Olivia's Ghost
  • Yanelis Quek
    Key Cast
    "The Child"
  • Sharmaine Yeoh
    Key Cast
    "The Mother"
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    Dark Fantasy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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Director Biography - Chad Costen

Chad began his career in animation and props production, having spent many years developing his skills on both personal projects and commercial productions including: BLADE 2 (Feature), DREAM KEEPER (Feature), HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (TV) and CAITLIN'S WAY (TV). Chad's talent and interests range from costume design and creature effects to puppetry and post-production, but his main focus has always been on storytelling. The desire to produce thoughtful work and explore meaningful ideas, while combining his varied interests and skill-sets into one career, has evolved into a lifestyle that is absolutely dedicated to independent filmmaking.
His first feature film, THE COMING, was completed in 2008 and has since garnered over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Chad has also co-written and directed several short films including THE LOOKING GLASS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. SCARUGI and DEATH WISH, which was nominated for seven LEO awards. He has directed several small commercial spots, and has designed and created motion graphics and VFX for several independent film companies.
Beyond the director's chair, Chad remains active in practical visual effects and creature-making, having created and performed "Michael" the ZOMBIE SPIDER for Episode 11 of Felicia Day's GEEK & SUNDRY series 'Written By A Kid' (LEGENDARY PICTURES), and took up the role as Lead Puppeteer / Co-Fabricator for two elaborate Mermaid Monster Creatures that were featured in the feature film CHARLOTTE'S SONG, starring Iwan Rheon (GAME OF THRONES).
Chad's latest projects include a pilot script and proof-of-concept video for a LEGEND OF ZELDA live-action series and the development of the feature film MISTER SANDMAN.
Chad was also honored in 2014 with the Chad Costen Foundation Program Scholarship, which is awarded to a new student entering the Foundation Visual Art & Design Program at THE VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL. Coincidentally, Chad was himself a full-scholarship recipient and graduate of the VFS Film Production Program in 2003, the same institution where he now teaches Directing, Editing and Basic Cinematography.

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