The Players

A man taken with an aspiring actress tries to lure her into an intimate relationship with him by producing his own film.

  • Fatima Hye
    Director
    Abortifacient, Animalium, Surveillance Girl
  • Fatima Hye
    Writer
    Abortifacient, Animalium, Surveillance Girl
  • Fatima Hye
    Producer
    Abortifacient, Animalium, Surveillance Girl
  • Vinson Valdez
    Producer
  • Toby Bornhauser
    Key Cast
  • Natalie Nassar
    Key Cast
  • Julie Oliver
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Fatima Hye

Fatima Hye is a Bangladeshi-American Muslim female filmmaker who grew up in Houston, TX. She got her BA and MA from the University of Houston, majoring in Philosophy, minoring in Psychology and Media Production. Her films tend to be artsy/philosophical, but with a darker or edgier style/atmosphere. Her featurette "Animalium" went to the Victoria, TX Independent Film Festival and her psychological horror feature "Abortifacient" was picked up for distribution by Summer Hill Entertainment. Recently, her experimental short "Count the Ways" premiered at the Lost River Film Festival, and she wrapped an art horror anthology called "Cryptic Triptych", which was awarded a Feature Film Production Grant from Austin Film Society.

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Director Statement

This was a project conceived during Lockdown - due to covid limitations once things started opening up, as well as low personal funds, I decided to pitch a cooperative film with each person contributing their time, talent, and resources in exchange for part ownership of the film. The result is "The Players", which touches upon #MeToo, the film industry, and deeper issues like the effects of simulation, while simultaneously capturing (but not particularly focusing on) covid as a snapshot of this unusual time in our history.