Trial 9

Chuck, an estranged father tries to form a relationship with his daughter over dinner, but she discovers his dark deeds before he can succeed.

Chuck, an estranged father, hosts his daughter, Angie at his home for dinner. Angie pry's in Chuck's life, trying to figure out what kind of man he is and if she should try to form a relationship with him. As the dinner progresses, things get heated until finally Angie learns of Chuck's real plans.

  • Joe Singh
  • David Franz
  • Jake Bell
  • P. David Miller
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Myers
    Key Cast
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    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Joe Singh

Joe Singh was born in Toledo, Ohio and lived there for 7 years before his family moved to Saline, Michigan. His love of making movies was always present, even putting on one-man shows for his family as a kid. In high school his passion for filmmaking grew as he took more video production classes until he eventually chose to attend SCAD - Atlanta for film production.

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Director Statement

I remember walking out of the theater after seeing the live action Speed Racer movie, wishing it were my life. The cars were cool, the gadgets were fun, but what I cared the most about was the brother. The brother died in a car crash, then later came back, revealing to have faked his death. I wanted more than anything for that to be true for my dad who had recently died in a car accident. Eventually, I hated the idea of him coming back, because it would mean that he put me and my family through all the pain for nothing. Then I started to think about it from his perspective, to betray his family, then get their forgiveness, what would he do to get it?

Trial 9 is an intimate story about a father abusing his power to mend his relationship with his daughter. It is a scenario I have had in the back of my head for the past decade and one I need to share.