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When a captain in the American Civil War hears a voice crying for help in the dead of night, he defies orders and sneaks into the field to try and find the dying man.

  • Kyle Castellanet
  • Kyle Castellanet
  • Michelle Evans
  • Alex Fioretti
  • Daniel Ball
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Helmboldt
    Key Cast
  • Reed Armstrong
    Key Cast
  • Zack Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Travis Farris
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, War, Period, Civil War, Father/Son
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Alexa
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Director Biography - Kyle Castellanet

Kyle Castellanet is a film director from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the sixth grade, he stumbled upon the Lord of the Rings extended behind the scenes footage and was instantly drawn to filmmaking. He bought a camera and made short films with his friends all through middle and high school, going on to become that 'film kid' in his high school. He was able to showcase one of his films at the state ITS Conference, and won best short film in state. In 2011, he moved out to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking aspirations, and has worked on various short films and music videos. He is a recent graduate from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a BFA in Film Production.

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Director Statement

The American Civil War is one of the darkest events in American history. Not only was it one of the bloodiest wars in recent history, but also one of the first modern wars that tarnished the sanctity of life, something the entire world was soon to experience in the World Wars. What made this modern war unique was the ability for neighbor to fight against neighbor, father against son, brother against brother. Death, became expected and commonplace. How wonderful it is to be able to tell a redeeming story of a man in the darkest hours of the Civil War! Without the terrors of the Civil War, the foundation of equality and preservation of life we have in our country would be fundamentally different. It is such a remarkable challenge to bring this story to life, but a challenge worthwhile to not only highlight our country on the precipice of disaster, but also being able to frame it within the context of one man and his struggle with identity and forgiveness in the throes of war makes this film all the more worthwhile.

-Kyle Castellanet