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The Sky Won't Fall

Dale Richardson, a young employee at a conspiracy radio station finds himself thrust into a downward spiral when he receives an intense radio message expressing alien existence. Upon hearing the message, Dale begins searching for answers in hope of finding hard evidence revealing the reality of extra-terrestrial life. The deeper Dale digs, the more consumed he becomes. Dale seeks professional help from a psychiatrist about his encounters since receiving the message and searching for answers. He is questioned about the believably of his encounters. Thereafter, he delves deeper into the research, which he becomes obsessed. He realizes that the help he sought is not easily received. As Dale’s obsession becomes even stronger, closely riding on the brink of insanity, he finds that it can potentially bring harm to himself and the people around him.

  • Kellen Gibbs
  • Kellen Gibbs
  • Mason Mangum
  • Kevin Easley
  • Kellen Gibbs
  • Atticus Gude
    Key Cast
  • Ross Kramer
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Moreno
    Key Cast
  • Marty Anthony
  • Isaias Garcia
  • Alice Gillgren Rydé
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Scarlet
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Monarch Film Festival
    Pacific Grove , CA
    December 10, 2014
    World Premiere
  • LA Thriller Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    December 12, 2014
    Best Student Film
Director Biography - Kellen Gibbs

Kellen Gibbs is a passionate filmmaker. His films have participated in festivals since he started at the New York Film Academy and recently he was awarded “Best Student Film” at the Los Angeles Thriller Film Festival for his film The Sky Won’t Fall.

Kellen was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in the Monterey County. He developed an interest in making films very early on, which only grew, as he got older. At the age of 14 Kellen had finished his first short film and by the time he had graduated Pacific Grove High School he had completed 3 short films, the first season of a web series and a feature film. Two years later Kellen was accepted into the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles where he now attends.

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Director Statement

The idea of extra-terrestrial life has always intrigued me. Growing up around a father who listened to the Art Bell show and who loves researching UFO sightings and watching Ancient Aliens; some type of interest in the topic was bound to blossom and it definitely did. I wanted to make a story that made the audience understand the curiosity in the search for understanding to the point of obsession. The amount of information out there (either fake or real) is crazy in the day and age of instantaneous communication. I decided to take our main character [Dale] and throw him in this downward spiral where he and his obsessive personality are his biggest enemies. Through Dale, I thought it was a great way to really dig into the mind of a character that seemingly becomes insane and make the audience feel empathy for this situation he is in.
Doing these movies with surreal elements that pull the audience into a world that they could never truly experience but can give off this truly relatable aspect, was always the extent of what I want to do as a filmmaker. It’s what I believe I love the most about filmmaking; making something unbelievable, believable. I [hope] and believe I have accomplished this with The Sky Won’t Fall but really that’s for the audience to decide. –and who’s to say this isn't real… I’ll leave that one up to all of you.