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Uncanny Valley

"Uncanny Valley" is the story of Kim and her trusty gay best friend, Ira. Ira is the the most perfect friend anyone could ask for. He's there when you need a shoulder cry on, he's there when you just need a laugh. He always comes prepared with the perfect catty quip. Above all, Ira is fiercely loyal and will never leave your side.

Their close friendship is put to the test when Ira meets and falls hard for the handsome Louis. Secrets are revealed, leading up to a shocking twist.

"Uncanny Valley" was shot entirely using green screen technology, a campy sci-fi satire about gay men and the women who love them. Think "Sex & the City" meets "Black Mirror" by way of John Waters.

  • Jensen Rule Tierra
    Harmful Sensations, Secret Eater
  • Jensen Rule Tierra
    Harmful Sensations, Kayla
  • Eric Michael Kochmer
    About Strangers, Harmful Sensations
  • Aubrey Mozino
  • Andy Úr
    Key Cast
  • Aubrey Mozino
    Key Cast
  • Chris Mollica
    Key Cast
    "Louis Capek"
  • Whit Spurgeon
    Key Cast
    "Drag Queen"
  • Michele Prymicz
    Director of Photography
  • Eric Michael Kochmer
    About Strangers
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Comedy, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Dragon
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Director Biography - Jensen Rule Tierra

Jensen Rule Tierra was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jensen studied film theory and production at Los Angeles City College, though he considers his true film education clerking at the famous Rocket Video in Hollywood, CA.

Film credits as director include: "Harmful Sensations" (2015), which screened at Screamfest Horror Film Festival, Hollywood, CA. Famous Monsters' Silver Scream Fest, Santa Rosa, CA where it was awarded "Most Cringeworthy". Cinema Diverse in Palm Springs CA, where it took home an Audience Favorite citation.

"Secret Eater" (2017) co-directed with visual artist Shaun Johnson, played many festivals including Famous Monsters' Silver Scream Fest, Outfest Screening Series, West Hollywood, CA, Independent Filmmakers Showcase, Los Angeles CA and Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival where it won Best Experimental.

Jensen has worked on the crew of numerous projects, short films, features, music videos, in a variety of positions. He is a longtime member of the DIY independent filmmaking community We Make Movies, based in Hollywood CA.

Currently Jensen is in pre-production on his latest short film "The Seance", a supernatural screwball melodrama slated for a 2021 release. Production is currently postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The screenplay for “The Séance” is a nominee for Best Screenplay (Horror) at the Oregon Short Film Festival. A semi finalist at the Los Angeles Screenplay Festival and a quarter finalist at Killer Shorts Screenplay Festival.

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