The Paradox

After losing his mother in a drunk driving accident and being abandoned by his father at the age of 13, a son returns home only to find his estranged father of 11 years who now wants to make amends.

  • Joel Goodman
    Composer
    Being Elmo, Dirty Weekend, An Honest Liar
  • Jordan A. Roman
    Cinematographer
  • Amanda Goodman
    Producer
    Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, Ellen's Design Challenge
  • Dylan Reed
    Editors
  • Tom Page
    Editors
    Top Chef Jr., Sugar Rush, Cold Justice
  • Paul Parducci
    Key Cast
    "John Paige"
    General Hospital, Sunnyside, Good Burger
  • Dylan Reed
    Key Cast
    "Kyle "John" Paige"
    Blood Puppet! Christmas 94', Enigma of Being Awake
  • Meghan McCaig
    Key Cast
    "Jessica"
    Heroes, White Collar
  • Dominique Willingham
    Key Cast
    "Eric"
  • Dylan Reed
    Writer
  • Dylan Reed
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Scarlet
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dylan Reed

Dylan lived in Philadelphia (PA), Salt Lake City (UT), Boston (MA), Chicago (IL), and Chapel Hill (NC) growing up. He attended Elon University in North Carolina graduating with a major in marketing with an emphasis on sales and minors in economics and accounting.

The Paradox is Dylan's first film to date.

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Director Statement

We felt it was important to have the main character constantly in motion, and for the film style to reflect that. Whether this means he is running away, or towards his future, it’s a drive that everyone can relate to. An uncompromising dedication to a single goal. An unrelenting search for betterment. A purpose.

I’m telling this story because I want people to see that no matter what obstacles are thrown your way, that by consciously making the decision to change your life for the better, you can. It's within everybody’s grasp and sometimes all it takes is that little push over the edge to make you strive for happiness. Sometimes people just need to hear that message in a context that they can relate to.

Thank you for you time and interest.

-Dylan Reed

www.DylanMReed.com