Private Project

EDGES - the borders that define us

Inspired by true events, EDGES is a multi-award-winning short movie about the civil rights of detained children at the US-Mexico border.

"In Baja California - México, Doña Cecilia survives the city's disdain to complete her journey every day.

Where is she going?
What is in her red suitcase?
What is her mission?"

  • Halasius Bradford
    Writer
    The Last Book of Sand, Batavia, and Takin' You Back.
  • Halasius Bradford
    Director
  • Halasius Bradford
    Producer
  • Laura Bollinger
    Key Cast
    "Doña Cecilia"
    Nana
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, human rights, women's film
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic URSA Mini Pro 12k
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • (SCRIPT) ScreenCraft Short Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    Semifinalist
  • (SCRIPT) Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles
    Quarterfinalist
  • (SCRIPT) CSU Media Arts Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    September 10, 2021
    Finalist
  • European Cinematography Awards - 2023

    Best Drama Film
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival - 2023

    Semifinalist
  • (SCRIPT) Florence Film Awards
    Florence, Italy
    November 3, 2021
    Best Short Script
  • (SCRIPT) London Movie Awards
    London, UK
    December 7, 2021
    Best Short Script
  • (SCRIPT) Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles
    January 7, 2022
    Silver Award Short Script
  • (SCRIPT) Paris Film Awards
    Paris, France
    January 7, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • (SCRIPT) New York Movie Awards
    New York City
    January 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • (SCRIPT) The Northridge Review
    Los Angeles, California
    January 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • (SCRIPT) Chicago Script Awards
    Chicago
    Official Selection
  • (SCRIPT) Rome Prisma Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
  • (TEASER) IFAP
    Philadelphia
    United States
  • (TEASER) RNAB
    Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Finalist
  • (TEASER) Festival for Trailers

    Official Selection
  • (SCRIPT) The Film Collective Festival
    Bensalem
    United States
    Official Selection
  • (TEASER) XPRMNTL
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Halasius Bradford

Halasius is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. He comes from a marginal low-income background in South America. Being the first of his family to obtain a higher education, Halasius is a "Summa Cum Laude" screenwriting graduate and a member of the prestigious "Phi Kappa Phi" society. He achieved the "President's Distinguished Honors Award" (presented to the most prestigious students in the United States.)

In addition to his degree in "Spanish Literature" obtained in Argentina, Halasius has obtained the following degrees in Los Angeles, California:

CSUN: BA in Screenwriting.
LAVC: AA in Film, TV, and Broadcasting, AA in Directing, AA in Screenwriting, AA in Postproduction, and an AS in Political Science.

In addition to being a prolific writer, Halasius is an actor with over two decades of experience, a poet/philosopher with published books, a musician/songwriter with seven published albums (multi-instrumentalist), and a video editor.

He has written screenplays for television and film in genres such as drama, historical, comedy, horror, family, sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller.

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Director Statement

As a non-binary artist who came from an underrepresented sector, I'm adamant about my commitment to creating meaningful and educational audiovisual arts entertainment from an inclusive perspective.

My films/scripts highlight the importance of science, art, education, and history. Whenever I kick off a new project, I remember I am the result of a large chain of ancestors. We are the daughters and sons of history.

I define myself as:

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata/Vertebrate
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primate
Family: Hominid
Genre: Homo
Species: Sapiens
Humanity: Artist