Short Film


BOOT: A police short film about loss & grief

A cynical, burnt out police Sergeant leaving the force is faced with a dilemma when his rookie partner is killed and he has to tell the rookie’s abusive father about his son’s demise. Unfortunately, the sickly old man mistakes the Sergeant for his own son and the veteran cop is stuck between a rock and a hard place – Continue the mistaken identity ruse and dupe the father, or break his silence and the elderly man’s heart in the process.

We had a lot of fun on this one, particularly because of the realism of the production. We not only got to use real-life working police cars from the UCPD of Westwood, CA, but also got to film in a real station. Instead of filming in a studio, we even shot all the driving scenes on location for added realism. 

Starring: Graham Clarke, John Redlinger, Richard Johnson, Bill McGarry, Danny Chee Kwan, Margarita Reyes, Georgina Bekerian, Nina Herzog, Jesse Correa, Eboni Thomas
Directed by: Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Producers: Chris Pluchar
Edited by: Gabriel Montoya
Cinematographer: Andrew Huebscher
VFX Supervisor: Paul DeNigris 
Production Designer: Todd Smoyer
1st Assistant Director: Kari Lane
2nd Assistant Director: Maeva Asare
Script Supervisor: Joseph Gualtieri
Production Manager: Steve Bernard
Assistant Production Manager: Nick Fullen-Collins
Production Coordinators: Masai Murihia, Paul Han
Production Assistants: Derek Sherwood, Josiah Yu, Stephen Dam, Andrew Myers, Michael Tang, Ryan Bickford
Casting: Amanda Jacoby, Elise Hodge
1st AC: Wade Ferrari
2nd AC: Dan Caplan
Camera Team: Samantha Himes, Andrew Inglin, Jesse Ricketts, Ivan Valdez, Kyle Stryker, Kayley Johnson
Gaffer: Stacy Dean
Drone Operator: Tony Thompson
Grips: Harris Smith, Taylor Park, Chandler Lynn, Robert Orozco
Process Trailer: Marshall Chabot, Bill Peters
Crane Operator: Charles Chen
BTS Photographers: Valentina Vee, Emanuel Flores, April Larivee
Make Up: Jocelyn Lamarque, Sylvia Lmarque
Costumes: Lisa Jn Marie
Art Department: Adonnis Asencio
Sound: Chris Wilson, Ben Chan
Locations: MaryAnn Talino, Max Mak
Armorer & Special Effects: Gabriel Lane, Aaron Burgess
BTS Video: Cristian Coldea
Storyboard Artist: Vanessa Goh
Post Production Assistant: Collette del Paso 
Technical Advisor: Jeff Chobanian 
Sound Design: Barbara Delpuech

We shot BOOT in conjunction with a UCPD police recruiting commercial and managed to cross over some of the footage as part of our co-production agreement in order to use some of the real police assets for the film.  





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