After a bio-chemical attack renders earth infertile, mankind is forced to colonize mars, and mine the earth of its remaining resources. Among the miners is David Cain, who has grown tired of earth and longs for a new life. One day after the company decides to relocate to the red planet, David is given the option to transfer, or remain on earth with his family. As tension rises between him and sister as they care for their dying father, David must weigh his commitment to family and his desire for a better life.

  • Benjamin Crane
  • Benjamin Crane
  • Zachary McIntyre
  • Taylor Warkentine
  • Joseph Walls
  • Chris Holder
    Key Cast
  • Kelsey Jaffer
    Key Cast
  • David Dean
    Key Cast
  • Mark S. Esch
    Key Cast
  • Joel Livengood
  • Joshua Rosebrough
    Sound Designer
  • Benjamin Crane
  • Valerie Dalton
    Production Design
  • Benjamin Crane
    Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Forester Film Festival 2017
    United States
    May 5, 2017
    Best of Show: Film, Best Junior Film, Kinema Commonwealth Award, Outstanding Screenplay, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Cinematography ( Tied), Outstanding Production Design, Outstanding Wardrobe, Outstanding Sound Design ( Tied), Outstanding Visual Effects
  • Alternative Film Festival 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    June 14, 2017
    Best SciFi/Futuristc Short
  • Windy City International Film Festival 2017
    Chicago, Ill
    United States
    June 30, 2017
    Chicago Premiere
    Best of Festival, Best Actor: Chris Holder
  • Monthy Film Festival June 2017
    United Kingdom
    June 30, 2017
    Best Student Film
Director Biography - Benjamin Crane

Benjamin is a multi-award winning writer, director, editor, producer, and visual effects artist. He has worked on over twenty different productions ranging from short films, a feature film, documentaries, and a web series. He enjoys science fiction films with relatable, and human themes. He is currently a senior film production major, and enjoys spending quality time with his friends, and family, and working as a resident assistant at Huntington University.

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Director Statement

Redshift is a very personal story for me. While it deals with the prospect of colonizing mars, at its core it's a story about families in the midst of hardship. It deals with the fear of saying good bye, and remaining present when life gets difficult. It is my hope that Redshift inspires people to love and cherish their families, and to stand together with them when the storms of life hit close to home.