Private Project

The Cardboard Time Machine

Daniel tries to build a time machine in order to go back and prevent his friend's suicide.

  • Sam Drust
  • Alex Hulbert
  • Simon Luedtke
  • Eliot Lee
  • Eliot Lee
  • Gabriel Araujo
  • Saro Acharya
    Executive Producers
  • Nathan Graham
    Executive Producers
  • Paola Elizabeth
    Original Score
  • Steven Sauceda
    Sound Design
  • Elvis Chen
    Sound Design
  • Marisa DeFranco
    Sound Design
  • Eliot Lee
    Directors of Photography
  • Andrew Baicker
    Directors of Photography
  • Brian Hutnicki
    Production Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eliot Lee

Eliot Lee is a 19 year old filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. He is currently studying Film Production at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

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Director Statement

When involving myself in any sort of creative project, I make sure that the project I am working on has meaning. I believe that films have the power to change the way people think, bring awareness to issues swept under the rug, and change lives. I strive to do that in every creative project I create. With this film, The Cardboard Time Machine, I was told a heartbreaking story by one of my good friends. At one point he said "Sometimes, I wish I could build a time machine and go back in time to do something." I wanted to bring awareness regarding the topic of suicide and highlight the mental and emotional hardships that follow death. I wanted to make a film that shows that when you lose the ones you love, you are left with nothing but regrets.