Skeleton House

A young boy on the run is drugged, kidnapped, and traded in a human trafficking syndicate located in the deserts of Las Vegas. This film is to raise awareness for the non-surviving homeless youth, those affected by Human trafficking, and anyone victimized by domestic and/or child abuse.

  • Sean Hale
    Director
  • Sean Hale
    Writer
  • Sean Hale
    Producer
  • Sean Hale, Sadie Klassen, Nick Morea, Ryan Meservey, Pierson Mook, Brandon Espinoza
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    fictional narrative, drama, tragedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital on a jvc gc-px100
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Sean Hale

(At time of release) I’m Sean Hale and I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I started making short films using stop motion animation at the age of 8 years old. After experimenting with live action, 7 years and many short films later, I went through a year course for film my freshman year of high school, took on a major role in the student television network for a semester, and also have been sophomore and junior class president at Bishop Gorman High school.

I had also taken a short but intensive program at New York Film Academy, and released a experimental short film titled “Skeleton House” about human trafficking, revolving around the chaotic ideals of corrupted love and loss of innocence my sophomore year. Starting with that major short and a few before it, I lean toward creating films that raise awareness for serious and dark issues in a way that attempts to appeal to the audience by being both raw and beautiful - taking dark and twisted themes and using them in a alluring and shocking way.

Because of my intrigue for serious and global issues, I take many opportunities to volunteer from my own community to the poorest of the poor in other countries.

This year, I am starting my second major film production titled “Seven Souls,” and am excited to work internationally as a film/music video producer and director with the Canadian dance company “Fame”.

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Director Statement

This story is very close to my heart. I wrote this film and started the production of it at the age of 14 releasing it at the age of 15. The process has sparked a greater intrigue local and global issues for me, which I plan to expand upon in future projects.