The Inflection Scheme

A crypto trader is in way over his head when he makes a $10M bet at a nefarious crypto exchange and has to deal with a protégé from his past.

  • James H. Lee
    CoVig 19, The Most Interesting Man in Show Business
  • James H. Lee
    CoVig 19, The Most Interesting Man in Show Business
  • Stephanie Kolar
  • Vincent H. O'Neil
  • James H. Lee
    CoVig 19, The Most Interesting Man in Show Business
  • Mark Lesser
    Bathroom on Drake, CoVig 19
  • Shaun Bedgood
    Key Cast
    Shameless, 9-1-1, The Rookie, The Chosen
  • Lauren Noll
    Key Cast
    Honor, Gen V
  • Nathalie Bryant
    Key Cast
    The Border
  • L.T. Chang
    Blade of the 47 Ronin (Netflix), Code 2
  • Steve Watkins
    Music Composer
    Dollface (Editor), Mandalorian, Arrested Development, Cobra Kai
  • Joshua White
    Music Composer
    Man Child, Chips Across America
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Dramedy, Crime
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Red 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FilmQuest
    Provo, UT
    United States
    October 26, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - James H. Lee

James Lee is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker specializing in directing, screenwriting, and cinematography. His passion for cinema was ignited at a young age, leading him to pursue a film and television degree at the University of Southern California. Known for his ability to tackle profound themes with humor, he has garnered praise for his visionary directing and the exceptional performances he elicits from his cast. His films often challenge societal norms and provoke thought on complex subjects.

His films have gained critical acclaim from Film Threat and have been showcased at Portland Film Festival, Boston Asian American Film Festival, and Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival. One of his notable works is the martial arts action screenplay "The Flavor of Fury," which secured a spot on the 2020 Red List and earned him recognition, including being named a Top 10 Finalist in the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards and a Top 20 finalist in the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.

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Director Statement

After experiencing a terrible loss at the hands of unscrupulous scammers, I channeled it into creating "The Inflection Scheme," a cautionary tale about putting your trust in the hands of people who least deserve it.