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Fake Not False (2017)

About this Film 

I created this short film as a sophomore in high school as my final project for the Digital Imaging III course. For the assignment, our instructor gave each student a fortune cookie. Our task was to write a script that involved the fortune cookie. As you can see in the film, the cookie that I chose read, "Beware coming events; they cast their shadows beforehand." 

Using this fortune, I decided to tell the story of a young, apocalyptic movie obsessed, teenager who thinks he is seeing signs of a coming apocalypse. Taking these signs to heart he begins preparing in rather unusual ways. 

I shot, directed, and edited this film along with my friends who were nice enough to act in the film. It eventually went on to be an official selection for the 2017 All-American High School Film Festival.