The First Rule

An assassin ends up in a ride share cab driven by a nosy and over-friendly driver and tries to decide whether or not to kill her.

  • Saurav Mohapatra
    Director
    Cora, Lathe
  • Saurav Mohapatra
    Writer
    Cora, Lathe
  • Saurav Mohapatra
    Producer
    Cora, Lathe
  • Miyoko Sakatani
    Key Cast
    "Yoko"
    East Side Sushi
  • Jason Zlatkus
    Key Cast
    "Viktor"
    A Killer Rising, Near Enemies
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Noir
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Another Hole in the Head 2021
    San Francisco
    United States
    December 11, 2021
    Best Crime Film
Director Biography - Saurav Mohapatra

A self-proclaimed author, artist, and bona fide geek, Saurav Mohapatra is a writer and filmmaker based out of San Francisco/Bay area. He is best known for his Crime-noir graphic novel MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL.

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Director Statement

THE FIRST RULE is a love song to classic film noir