Private Project

Time's Up

Inspired by a true story, the past, present, and future collide in this time-bending short film, as Denia, an Afro-Latina mother, has five seconds to decide if she will pull the trigger on her husband after discovering he's been sexually abusing their seven-year-old daughter, Mia. The current cut is Temp Audio NO Score/SFX/Mix or Color

  • Hugh D.G. Moody
  • Cristina Colissimo
    One Lucky Elephant, The Michaels, At the Fork
  • Cristina Colissimo
    The Wild, At the Fork, One Lucky Elephant
  • Hugh D.G. Moody
  • Kiah Alexandria Clingman
    Key Cast
    "Denia Alvarez"
    Atlanta, The Resident, Black Lightning, S.W.A.T.
  • Diana Sanchez
    Key Cast
    "Big Z"
    The Neighborhood, Best Foot Forward
  • Lane Compton
    Key Cast
    "Rick Alvarez"
    N.C.I.S., Lady Voyeur
  • Rayden Bacon
    Key Cast
    "Mia Alvarez"
    NAS: Ultra Black
  • Mundey Young
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Claire Anfield"
  • Tammy Garrett
    Key Cast
    "Officer Marge"
    Criminal Minds, Murder Loves Company
  • Avaah Blackwell
    Key Cast
    "Corrections Officer"
    Start Trek: Strange New Worlds, Locke & Key, FUBAR
  • Justin Skinner
    Key Cast
    "Detective Baker"
    All American
  • Ashley Alva
    Key Cast
    "Prison Nurse"
    Birdbox, Heist
  • Constance Brenner
    Key Cast
  • Omar Cook
    Key Cast
    "LAPD Officer"
    All American, The Rookie, L.A. Undercover
  • Tiffany Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Prison Inmate"
    All American: Homecoming, American Gangster: Trap Queens
  • Antionette Howard
    Key Cast
    "Prison Inmate"
    Santa Games
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    49,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Hugh D.G. Moody

Hugh Moody has enjoyed photography from an early age when he would "borrow" his parents' camera. This metamorphosed into filmmaking in high school and continued into college and grad school at Cal Arts, where he studied film and theater. His love of film and design led him to become an Art Director and Production Designer, with an ADG Award for Art Direction on the feature film PASSENGERS, and a nomination for BEN 10. Hugh's Production Design credits include RECTIFY, YOU (Season 2), and all seasons of ALL AMERICAN and ALL AMERICAN HOMECOMING. Turning back to his roots as a filmmaker, Hugh recently reconnected with the creative spirit of filmmaking when all he had was an idea and a camera. The short film TIME'S UP expresses his early experiences and the wisdom of years in the industry.

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