A human trafficking victim attempts to escape her captors in this short film, "Behind The Door" - our 2017 entry to the Houston 48 Hour Film Project.
I should note, while we sought to portray the events in a tasteful manner, the content is still a little intense at times. Viewer discretion is advised
This was my first time participating in the festival and I'm very happy with the work our team, "Once More For Safety" did to bring this project to life over the course of one weekend, we came up with the concept as a team and then Alexandra and I wrote it out Friday night, by 1pm Saturday we were on set, wrapping around 10 and going straight into editing. It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but a lot of fun and we were happy to have finished the project within the deadline.
We were screened along with the "best of" in the group and were awarded a "honorable mention" for best location.
Sarah - Meg Rodgers
Martin Fuse - Brian Treybig
James - Troy Beckman
The Customer - Clinton Hopper
Male 1 - Patrick Thornton
Male 2 - Stephen Louis
Neighbor - Kristina Smiley
Writer/Director - Thomas Meek
Writer/Producer - Alexandra Sharp
2nd Unit Director - Jose Guzman
Casting Director - Robert Meek
Storyboard Artist/Associate Producer - Alex Salazar
Assistant Editor/Camera Operator - Jonathan Zapata
Production Audio/Grip/Associate Producer - Aeryn Lance