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Pushing Skills

A street-smart hustler uses his invention to give people extraordinary skills for few hours but finds himself in trouble when the wrong people hear about it.

  • Michael A. Krehan
  • Michael A. Krehan
  • Ryan Cook
  • Maris Lidaka
  • Norman Towns
    Key Cast
  • Bayardo de Murguia
    Key Cast
  • Will Harris
    Key Cast
  • Charles Windle Greer IV
    Key Cast
  • Kieran Tamondong
    Key Cast
  • PJ Adzima
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michael A. Krehan

Michael Krehan, born in Germany but living in California since 2002, has been in the video games industry for almost two decades, working on titles such as "Red Dead Redemption" and "Grand Theft Auto V".

He had a keen interest in filmmaking ever since his teenage years. He started with little film experiments and volunteered on various film sets as boom operator, camera assistant, and editor, until he decided that the time was right to realize a project of his own and created "Apprecation", which made the rounds through the festival circuit in 2015.

For his next project, he decided to realize a more ambitious project and wrote and directed "Dreams My Master", followed by the web series "Pushing Skills".

Michael is married and has two children.

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Director Statement

While set in an alternate universe, Pushing Skills highlights the laziness of today's generation: People can't even be bothered to spend ten seconds on a Google search and instead want to be spoon-fed what to do, what to think, whom to vote for. By extension, people would rather buy a skill than take the time to acquire it properly.

Pushing Skills illustrates the power of those who control the mindless masses in today's world, a topic particularly relevant right now.