human resources – (suspense/thriller)
This is a short film made for our advanced teen acting class. The teens picked the idea of doing something suspenseful for the class. We created a script within a week surrounding a serious subject, had the teens work on it for three weeks, and then filmed the subject matter for the remainder of the class. This also included working with established actor, Marco Perella, best known for his work in “Boyhood”.
Synopsis: A doctor at a juvenile reintegration center for juvenile delinquents is fired for his excessive drinking. He thinks he has been wrongly terminated, so he decides to visit the office one last time to exact his revenge on the director of the facility.
The Real Life Crisis of Sydney – (comedy/coming of age)
This is a short film made for our advanced teen acting class. The teens picked the idea of doing a comedy for the class. We created a surreal coming of age comedy where imaginary characters contain substance, and non-imaginary characters are quirky enough to be caricatures of every day human beings.
Synopsis: Welcome to the world of Sydney. Sydney is a teenager who wants to become a woman overnight. Caught in a battle between her Imagination and her Conscience, Sydney learns that adulthood is a process…and growing up is optional. Featuring Emma Russell in her first starring role, and written and directed by Philip C. Lee, it is currently being submitted to film festivals.
Into Day Enters The Dark – (horror/thriller)
This is a short film made for our advanced teen acting class. The teens picked wanting to do a horror film, so we through in the black and white film noir look for fun.
Synopsis: Some friends decided to get together one afternoon for brownies and conversation. One of them shows up with a strange girl in a hoodie…And two masked individuals have followed them to the house. Written and directed by Philip C. Lee. This film was accepted and screened at The Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts.
Extra Credit From Hell – (comedy/horror/b-movie)
This is a short film made for our advanced teen acting class. The teens picked the idea of doing an 80’s b-horror movie. To make it even more convincing, we threw in some over-the-top performances and bad sound quality to give it the right affect!
Synopsis: 7 high school kids who openly despise one another have to do a group project for chemistry in order not to fail the class. While setting up the experiment, they unknowingly summon Satan. A comedy-horror short film with all the flavor of an 80’s B horror movie with modern annoyances. This film was a selected short at the Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, KY.