Unidentified

A disillusioned county medical examiner uncovers evidence that an apparent accidental death was anything but.

  • Jacob Cannon
    Director
  • Jacob Cannon
    Writer
  • Christopher Guion
    Producer
  • Jacob Cannon
    Producer
  • Henry Tegeler
    Director of Photography
    Jac Kessler's Popsy
  • Abby Carter
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Maxine Adams"
  • Cooper Reed
    Key Cast
    "Sgt. Ben Hayes"
  • Edgar de Santiago
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Steven Morales"
  • Tyler Rainer
    Key Cast
    "Deputy Charles Baptiste"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    11,688 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Jacob Cannon

Jacob Cannon was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. Interested in film and filmmaking from a young age, he attended Ball State University to study film and television production. In Spring 2019 as a senior thesis project, he directed 'Unidentified,' his first short film. Upon graduation in May 2019, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he works in the film and television industry. He cites John Sayles, Ken Loach, John Carpenter, and Cary Fukunaga as creative inspirations.

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Director Statement

After years of news circulating about police brutality, corruption, misconduct, and militarization, I wanted to tell a story about someone integrated in the institution of the American justice system being confronted with such a situation and their complicity in it.

'Unidentified' was my first experience in the director's chair after shooting several projects as director of photography, and let me tell you: nothing will disabuse you of belief in the director as auteur than actually directing something yourself. I share 'Unidentified' with the dozens of friends, family, and creative collaborators who helped realize it, without which the film would never have been completed.