The Hidden Force

As four friends reconnect their nostalgic friendship, they fall into an invisible world. Trapped, each must fight for their survival even as one friend becomes temporarily lost and succumbs to…
The Hidden Force. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

  • Denis Prendi
  • The Knowledge Project
    Executive Producer
  • Jose Esquea
  • Adriana Davis
    The Last Jews of Baghdad, Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives, Play It By Ear
  • Margaret Hunnewell
    The Cotton Club, Interiors
  • Adriana Davis
    The Last Jews of Baghdad, Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives, Like A Springsteen Song
  • Denis Prendi
  • Denis Prendi
    Key Cast
  • Júlia Calgaro
    Key Cast
  • Nareh Aseyan
    Key Cast
  • Ananda Loizzo
    Key Cast
  • John Bickerton
  • Molly Sannoo
    Production/Marketing Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Film Noir, Horror
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 28, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Professional Performing Arts School New York City
Director Biography - Denis Prendi

Denis Prendi is in 11th grade at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City and is currently a drama major within the Waterwell Drama Program. Denis has been a part of productions such as "Zenel", in Albania, a Hasan Vogli production, where he played Zenel. He also appeared in a Riverside School for Makers and Artists production of "Grease", playing the role of Doody.

In 2020, Denis portrayed Benvolio in a virtual production of "Romeo and Juliet" with the Professional Performing Arts School through the Waterwell Drama Program.

Currently, Denis is working on a production of "Indecent" by Paula Vogel, directed by Heather Lanza, head of the Waterwell Drama Program.

Denis notes that being a part of many crews and collaborating with his peers provides amazing opportunities such as becoming a first time filmmaker by studying with The Knowledge Project. He looks forward to submitting his film, "The Hidden Force", to festivals and inspiring audiences to go for their dreams.

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Director Statement

Director’s Statement for “The Hidden Force”
By Denis Prendi

Young actors all over the world miss amazing opportunities every day. When I was given the chance to work with The Knowledge Project, I decided to take it. Stepping into the world of film was a mind illuminating experience that taught me many doors can be thrown open, even when at first, it seems tough to break through.

Being introduced to the process of filmmaking, I sparked the idea for “The Hidden Force.” Followed by many weeks of production, work, planning and meetings I can gladly say that I have reached a final product.

I hope that my work, however brief, inspires an audience enough to get out there and pursue their own dreams. Working with a cast and team was an amazing experience that makes every little step feel big. As an aspiring actor and filmmaker, I wish to inspire and learn each day I spend in this field.