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Where is Archibald?

  • Trenton Hess
  • Trenton Hess
  • Trenton Hess
  • Roman Hess
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Moorpark College
Director Biography - Trenton Hess

Trenton Hess is a 20-year-old up and coming director, actor, screenwriter, and film and media student living in the LA area. He has acted in five independent films, several commercials, two music videos, and won best actor at the CHS Film Festival in 2019. Gambling My Pride Away was the first music video Trenton directed, which was a finalist in Indie Short Fest in 2020. He recently wrapped up filming as the lead actor in the short film 30 Minutes Till, and as the screenwriter and director for his short movie Where Is Archibald. He is currently at work on several projects ranging from comedy to serious drama.

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Director Statement

In my film WHERE IS ARCHIBALD, I liked the idea of combining mystery and comedy together. There is something unlikely about pairing the two, like sweet and spicy, particularly in a short film. The challenge of shooting one human actor, making dialogue completely in voice over, with one animal actor, was a challenge I set out to accomplish. I wanted to create a storyline that would make an audience both laugh out loud, while trying to figure out the mystery of what happened to Archibald.

In these times of extreme stress and anxiety, a film that allows us to forget about our troubles and laugh for a few minutes is high on my goal list. I hope I've made you laugh and smile.