Short Film


Sensor: a Sci-Fi Horror Short about pTSD

Haunted by his experiences from the war, a Vietnam Veteran has had enough. Placing motion sensors around his property, he’s decided to face his demons once and for all. Unfortunately, he’s in for more than he bargained for. Starring Dana Lee (Dr. Ken, Pineapple Express, Rambo) and Nikki SooHoo (Lovely Bones, Stick It, Bring It On, Heathers).

What inspired it? Well we’re all haunted. By our past trauma, previous mistakes, and regrettable moments. In essence: Ghosts of the past. But what if the ghost was real? Unfortunately for our Vietnam Veteran (played by the brilliant Dana Lee, a real life Marine Corps vet), his demons have become a literal threat to his very existence and sanity. Deciding he’s had enough, he employs an ingenious combination of high tech motion sensor lights coupled with old school grit and determination to face his deepest fears once and for all. Thanks to freezing sub-zero desert temperatures on our one-night production, I saw a lot of parallels with our story as I fended off the worst flu of my life whilst trying to get the then-brand new Aputure MC-12 LED lights to cooperate with our on-camera choreography. Fun times!


Directed by: Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Shot & Edited by: Trevor Hollander
Producer: Andrea Pasquettin
Written by: Jonathan Hirsch
Production Designer: Danielle Lee
Production Assistant: Yukali Wennekes
1st Assistant Camera: Daniel Appel
2nd Assistant Camera: Michelle Mendoza
Make Up Artist: Gabriel Lane
BTS Photographer: Mike Adan
Gaffer: Eduardo Gonzalez
Swing Grip: EJ Manolo
Special Thanks: Josh Dove, Melissa Humiston, Hideaway Ranch

Selected to be a part of Screamfest and Film Shortage’s Pick of the Day.





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