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The Someone

A man (woman?) who can morph his appearance into anyone has finally lost grasp of his own true identity. He is a lost human being until one day he meets another shape­-shifter which changes his life forever.

  • Helder Pedro
    GAPH, Danny & Julia
  • Helder Pedro
    GAPH, Danny & Julia
  • Blessing Joao
  • Meinhard St. John
    Key Cast
    Goodbye First Love
  • Danielle O'Dea
    Key Cast
    Minutes After Midnight
  • Bruce Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Iryna Ellis
    Key Cast
  • David Cordini
    Key Cast
  • Billy Teague
    Key Cast
  • Tom Disher
    The Company You Keep (2012), Chronicle (2012)
  • Joyce Lee
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Helder Pedro

Hélder is an award winning filmmaker who can conjure up a vision and communicate it successfully, producing genuine confidence from everyone involved in his projects. After receiving his degree with honors from Florida's Full Sail University, he returned home where he quickly distinguished himself as a unique voice and vision within the Bay Area Independent Film community. You can learn more about Helder at

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Director Statement

“Of all the film genres, science fiction and fantasy are my favorites. They are the best ways to explore social commentaries and far-reaching ideas that otherwise would not have ever been explored through the art of film. With this story, I explore current issues our culture faces in regard to identity crises and the struggles of maintaining one’s individuality.

This short film, THE SOMEONE delves deeply into the humanity of a normal, human shape-shifter. After changing faces and impersonating others for so long, Jack, the protagonist, has lost track of his own personality. He suffers immense personal agony because he doesn’t remember who he is supposed to be. He goes on in life using this power only for small, selfish reasons. As the lovely Susan character, he loves to swindle guys for free drinks at the bar. He also loves to routinely skip out on bills from restaurants.

Jack has lost all ambition and goes through life without any purpose, until he meets another shape-shifter with this same power. Does the new shape-shifter use his power differently than Jack? What will happen next? How will their relationship progress?

I have used this short film to begin the complicated exploration of Jack’s character, but I fully intend to go further down the rabbit hole and hopefully come back up again when I shoot the full-length feature film.”