Experiencing Interruptions?


In the year 2016, scientists were able to see into another dimension by using a particle accelerator. We went looking for something—someone—someone to prove that we weren't alone in the universe. We thought we were looking through a one-way mirror. But, someone— something was watching US. They studied us, tracked our behavior... we gave them everything they needed to take over. They waited until we were the most vulnerable. Political unrest, riots, environmental distress, pandemics... That’s when they hit us. Turned our autonomous cars, police and military hardware, personal devices... anything with a computer for a brain against us.

They gained control of our infrastructures, governments and banks... made humans their servants. We keep their mining equipment working, maintaining the instruments of our own undoing as they strip-mine the planet.

The worst part is the children. They're being used to keep us in check. If we step out of line, we never see them again. But, humanity won't be held down. Around the world, small groups of rebels unite. Together... we will rise.

  • Courtney G. Jones
    Creator/Executive Producer
    Crossed Lines, Wood Witch, The Courier (short), Adventures on the Fly! (series)
  • Courtney G Jones
    Crossed Lines, Wood Witch, The Courier (short), Adventures on the Fly! (series)
  • Courtney G Jones
    Crossed Lines, Wood Witch, The Courier (short), Adventures on the Fly! (series)
  • Shannon Dowling
    Ingress, A Match Made at Christmas, Wood Witch
  • Rachel Noll James
    Key Cast
    Follow the River, The Storyteller, The Jesuit
  • Elena Flory-Barnes
    Key Cast
    The Stairs, Burn It All
  • Ted Dowling
    Key Cast
    Twin Peaks, Z Nation, Semi-Secret
  • Shannon Dowling
    Key Cast
    Ingress, A Match Made at Christmas, Wood Witch
  • Brace Evans
    Key Cast
    Bad Men from a Melting Moon, Fall City, The Son, the Father
  • Anthony Gasbarri
    Key Cast
    Working with Damian, Slave Warrior
  • Bradley H. Tatum
    Key Cast
    Wood Witch, Viral Viral
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Courtney G Jones

Filmmaker, Courtney G. Jones is a Hollywood ex-pat currently living in the Pacific Northwest.

Over the past 25 years, he has worked on a variety of projects such as: national commercials for Visa and American Idol, major music videos for Aaliyah, Anthrax and Busta Rhymes, feature films starring Ted Danson, Henry Winkler, Reno Wilson, Michelle Waterson and television series on MTV/VH1, HBO and UMC.

Courtney is Head of Development for actor/producers Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn's production company, Macaroni Art Productions.

Although Courtney has worked with every medium from celluloid to high-end digital cinema cameras, he enjoys pushing the mobile medium to its limits.

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Director Statement

I created 'UPRISING' the series to prove a few things: 1. That I can pull off a high-concept, high-quality series with a minimal crew and 2. prove that although it has been used on many feature films mobile technology is finally ready for series!

To that end, I wrote this family drama that is couched within an extreme sci-fi situation. I believe that all good sci-fi is what you get when you drop ordinary people into extraordinary event and see how they react.

Any filmmaking is about the story or content... Story, as they say, is king. Using the tools at your disposal is just in furtherance of your story. If that tool happens to fit in your pocket, then fantastic!

To wrap things up, what I hope you take away from this series is that as a group, we are stronger together than we are apart and, (for the filmmakers) based on the phrase I coined, 'You don't need permission to create your vision.' Use what you've got and tell your story.

With much love and respect,

Courtney G. Jones