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The ORDER

If all the world's a stage, who's behind the curtain?

Elements of intrigue and a dash of dark humor spice up this mystery.

SYNOPSIS:
When a young woman's boyfriend goes missing after researching a controversial conspiracy theory, she turns to her father for help.

ACCOLADES:
The pre-produced version of the script won Best Mystery Crime Pitch, Logline Of The Year, and made a Top 20 Short Screenplays list. Which prompted me to take on the challenge of somehow transforming a stagnant mini stage play into a somewhat cinematic short film.

...And what an exhilarating challenge it was! Especially given the talented cast and crew I had the tremendous pleasure of working with. - While also having some fun paying tribute to the French Film Movement that emerged from Cinéma Vérité.

  • Jean Buschmann
    Director
    The Order & BOXED IN
  • Jean Buschmann
    Writer
    BOXED IN (the short film) and several screenplays that have won &/or placed in Int'l Writing Competitions.
  • Jean Buschmann
    Producer
    The Order & BOXED IN
  • Ruben L. Martinez
    Producer
    Has worked as a Prodcuer for NBC for over a decade, and Executive Produced The Order.
  • Jack Clendenden
    Key Cast
    "ETHAN"
    SF Theatre / Top Acting Student at Academy of Art SF (currently interviewing for Broadway post-graduation).
  • Edward Keyani
    Key Cast
    "MAX"
    Various commericials and films.
  • Ahana Dave
    Key Cast
    "NADIA"
    Meisner Technique trained actress, who excels at authenically powerful performances.
  • Ruben L. Martinez
    The Crew
    Cinematographer - Multiple Award Winning Director of Photography and Emmy Nominee for his work in television.
  • Casey Rae Vlahov
    The Crew
    Assistant Director / Assistant Camera Operator - currently working on a network program.
  • Kiel Long
    The Crew
    Assistant Camera Operator - Film student at the Academy of Art SF and intern for NBC Bay Area.
  • Jean Buschmann
    Post Production - Editing / Scoring/ Audio Sweetening / Coloring
    Editor / Post Production Specialist - Winner of an Editor's Choice Award for a Harley Davidson promo, and has done work in this field for many years.
  • Our young actors pick up EMMYs!
    FUN Trivia
    https://www.stage32.com/photos/2376225328197541951
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2020 IndieX Film Fesitval
    Los Angeles
    United States
    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2020 Crown International Film Festival

    BEST TRAILER
  • 2020 Golden State International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 28, 2020
    Grauman's Chinese Theater
    Official Selection & live premiere
  • 2020 ​Rome Independent Prisma Awards​

    Official Selection
  • 2020 Košice International Film Festival

    FINALIST
  • 2020 Stage 32 Short Film Contest

    Quarter Finalist (to date)
  • 2020 Beyond Earth Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2020 After Hour Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2020 Bridgefest Short Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2020 Moody Crab Film Festival

    India
    Official Selection
  • 2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival

    FINALIST
  • Oregon Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Venice Shorts Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Redwood Shores Short Film & Scripts Contest
    Redwood City
    WINNER - Best Editing
  • Four Corners Film Festival
    New Mexico
    Official Selection
  • Global Indie Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Phoenix Monthly Film Festival

    SEMIFINALIST
  • Chicago Indie Film Festival

    SEMIFINALIST
  • Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival

    SEMIFINALIST
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival

    SEMIFINALIST
  • INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Winner - Best short thriller
  • Acting Awards Festival

    FINALIST
  • Your Script Produced! Studios

    Quarter Finalist
  • Crown Wood Int'l FF Screenplay

    Selection
  • Iconic Images Film Festival

    Selection
  • Fantastic Indie Festival of Los Angeles

    Selection
  • Best Director Award - "The ORDER"
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift

    Official Selection
  • Gold Star Movie Awards

    Official Selection
  • Best Indie Film Award

    FINALIST
  • Oz Independent Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • OTB - Only The Best Films Festival

    Official Selection
  • NIFA - National Independent Film Association

    Award
  • Toronto Int'l Women Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2020 Global Indie Film Festival Award

    WINNER
  • 2020 Anatolia International Film Festival

    FINALIST
  • 2021 Arthouse Beverly Hills Film Festival
  • 2021 Adbhooture Film Festival

    India
    WINNER - best short psychological thriller
  • 2021 Diamond Eye Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    WINNER - Best Cinematography
  • 2021 The Gladiator Film Festival

    Award Winner
  • 2021 Kansas Arthouse Music & Film Festival

    FINALIST
  • 2021 Golden Wheat Film Festival

    DA VINCI AWARD WINNER
  • 2021 New Age Cinema

    Official Selection
  • 2021 Golden Reel Film Festival

    Award Winner
  • 2021 San Francisco Another Hole In The Head

    Official Selection
  • 2022 Andromeda Film Festival

    Award Winner
  • 2022 Chandler International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2022 Reale FIlm Festival

    Winner
  • 2022 Madrid Arthouse Film Festival

    Award Winner
  • 2022 Brilliant Indie Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 2022 Montreal Arthouse Film Festival

    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Jean Buschmann

My goal is to tell riveting and socially-relevant stories that pack a powerful punch.

I'm both humbled and honored to have received a few accolades for screenwriting over the years. Below is a link for your perusal.

(You'll have to scroll down on this linked page to see them.)

https://www.stage32.com/jeanbuschmann

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Director Statement

This film plays with mystery, irony, and misdirection while moving toward three plot twists. Two likely memorable, one possibly unforeseeable and unforgettable.

Enjoy the viewing and thanks so much for your time!

Sincerely,
Jean Buschmann