The Pack

A rancher's daily duties, keeping up a secluded ranch during the cold season, are interrupted when his dog goes missing. He journeys into the woods and finds more than he was searching for.

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  • Jamie Day
    Key Cast
  • Vickie Day
    Animal Wrangler
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    Drama, Western, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Split Prism

Jess Littman and Drew McCarter are filmmaking partners who met while attending the University of Virginia, then turned passion into profession to found Split Prism Productions. Split Prism is a video production company based in Los Angeles. Jess & Drew are versed in digital and analog film formats, and utilize their knowledge for both narrative and commercial projects.

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Director Statement

The Pack was filmed in one day and edited during the following two weeks. We shot on iPhone in Cumberland, VA at a farm owned by our actor, Jamie, and animal wrangler, Vickie.

The morning of our shoot day, we woke up to 4 inches of snow on the ground (and the roads). We slowly crept down the highway behind plows, from our apartment in downtown Richmond out to the farm. It took twice the time it would on a normal morning. After many phone calls from Jamie and Vickie, being temporarily stranded in a slushy gravel gulch, then being ultimately saved by Jamie and his ATV...we made it to the farm and started rolling.

Working with such a small team, the time limitations, and the weather presented us with a production experience that was a challenging delight - we were able to find triumph in creative solutions around each setback.