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The Chimera Effect

As if studying for the bar exam was not hard enough, Samantha Antrum is also dealing with the recent death of her father. Prior to his passing, he wished to continue to “protect her from what’s to come” but will not be able to. Samantha's life starts to unravel as a mysterious “Watcher” takes residency deep into Samantha’s psyche. Samantha enters a race against time to discover the identity of this person who has entered her life and their intentions before it is too late.

  • Carlos Butler
  • Carlos Butler
  • Eli Chance
  • Brandon Johnson
  • Brett Leonard
    Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity, Triumph
  • Carlos Butler
  • Chris Talbot
  • Justin Brescia
    Key Cast
    "Norman Delaney"
    MTV's The Hills
  • Ashley Nichols
    Key Cast
    "Samantha Antrum"
  • Jackie Moore
    Key Cast
    "Francine Conway"
    West World
  • Shia Luna
    Key Cast
    "Veronica Quintanilla"
  • Aaron Obrest
    Key Cast
    "Mark Quintanilla "
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    299,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, BlackMagic
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  • AFM online
    Santa Monica
    United States
    November 5, 2021
Director Biography - Carlos Butler

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Carlos Butler earned his first role in the short film "California Dreaming". After serving honorably in the United States Navy, he began studying Method Acting at the Rehearsal Room in San Diego. Following a featured role on ABC's Resurrection, Carlos completed the conservatory program at Second City Hollywood. Carlos has expanded and grown into writer and producer roles with several projects. The Chimera Effect marks his feature film directorial debut. He now resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Director Statement

“Stories have always had an important role in society. The best ones teach lessons, stand the test of time and transcend its medium. I’ve always been drawn to such stories and now live to share them with world.”