The Heirloom

Three brothers steal the family heirloom for themselves believing that it can change their luck. When the middle brother decides to steal it for himself suddenly something unexpected happens

  • Shaun Lee Newton
  • Shaun Lee Newton
  • Guanni Capinera
  • Richard Newton
    Key Cast
    "Older Brother"
  • Larry Newton
    Key Cast
    "Middle Brother"
  • Aaron Burrows
    Key Cast
    "Little Brother"
  • Shaun Lee Newton
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm film
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Shaun Lee Newton

I graduated from Chico State University with degrees in Communications and Theater. I entered a TV commercial competition to become a runner-up. After that I became a finalist in the CSU Film/Video?Animation Competition. I then left my position working in television as Cameraman, Graphics and Editing to move to Southern California to work for a Hollywood Legend - Roger Corman. From this experience I was inspired to work within the film industry.

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Director Statement

The Heirloom short is my first film. I shot the 16mm short film in 1998 and put together a rough cut, but it had problems so it sat in the closet. I was allowed to use a bands music for the film in 2002. I finished the FX in October 2021. I just finished final editing and added the credits. To friends and family members that helped finished the film -Thank you for your patients.

WARNING - Harsh language and graphic violence.