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The First Man

It's a normal day in the life of the first man…until he encounters the first woman.

  • Nicholas Coker
    Night of the Living Date, Drawn to Campus
  • Seth Farmer
    The Death of Breakfast, Methbapterians, Ready to Work
  • Nicholas Coker
    Night of the Living Date, Drawn to Campus
  • Nicholas Coker
    Key Cast
    "The First Man"
  • Joely Peterman
    Key Cast
    "The First Woman"
  • Kaleb Dillard
    Key Cast
    "The Barbarian"
  • Reagan Wells
    Director of Photography
  • Angie Gaskins
  • Nathan Stephenson
  • Jerry Lawrence
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Nicholas Coker

Nicholas Coker is a writer, director, actor, and editor. The First Man is his third short film, and the first in which he has acted himself. Check out his previous work and more at nicholascoker.com.

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Director Statement

Like my other films, The First Man is a story about a misfit finding his place. But ultimately, it sees a young male become a real man—thus the title. It is my goal as always for the film to inspire and bring joy to whomever sees it. This world is filled with too much unpleasantness, and even film festivals, with hours upon hours of depressing or cynical content, can become difficult. The First Man is meant to be a break—where viewers can enjoy a sweet and simple film that tells an honest story well. Above all else, I hope it makes you smile.