Watch the Hacker now:
Much like fandom and fanfic, filmmaking is a team effort.
Just like every writer needs their beta, a low-budget project like this wouldn’t have made it to its first day of filming without an inspiring community of supporters. Thanks to all who have supported “The Hacker” on Indiegogo and elsewhere so we could translate our vision onto the screen!
“The Hacker” premiered in Schwandorf (Bavaria) on 12 October 2017 at Lichtwerk Kino. That same week, director Jay and lead actor Ethan Taylor took over an English lesson for 10th, 11th and 12th grade at Jay’s former school.
Reactions were very positive throughout – people enjoyed the quick pace, the great performances and the story so much that the most frequent question Jay received was: “What happens next?”
Which is why…
Exciting news: “The Hacker” will become a feature!
Jay finished the first draft of the feature script in March 2018. Another re-write is necessary, and Jay will tackle that once their screenwriting schedule clears up to leave more room for original projects.
That’s great. Now, where can I watch the short film?
Soon, we will be able to simply point you to Vimeo. If you would like to support Jay by downloading or buying a DVD of “The Hacker”, reach out to Jay
In the meantime, how about these glimpses behind the scenes?
- The cast of “The Hacker” on filming the short indie thriller on Vimeo.
- Q&A with “The Hacker” leads Ethan Taylor and Shabana Hussain on Vimeo.
Cast & Crew
Duration: 08:09 minutes
Completed: February 2017
Screenings: LICHTwerk Kino Schwandorf (premiere), JuFinale 2017 (festival selection)
Jay Pendragon – producer, writer, director
Rachel Shenton – editor (film, teaser #2, cinema trailer)
Tina Reuther – editor (teaser #1)
Alex Streckmann – cinematography
Nils Rehbein – camera assistant
Tobias Nickel – gaffer
Nadine Pauser – make-up
Hildegard Schmucker – set design
Cornelia Strietzel – craft services
Hartwig Ross – original score
Thomas Werner – sound mixing