An isolated photographer returns home to find his apartment ransacked, his credit accounts compromised, and a bizarre recording waiting on his computer. Soon, he receives an anonymous phone call from a young woman seeking his help in committing a crime of revenge. This layered story weaves themes of identity, intimate secrets, and the shifting meaning of the past.
Your identity has just been stolen.
THE FILMMAKER, A Feature Film
Mystery/Drama, 80 Minutes, Color
Ashley Rain Turner
and Rebecca deBoer star in this noir mystery
Cinematography by Daniel Teixeira-Gomes
Produced by Cathy Montosa
Creative Producer, Chopper Bernet
Associate Producers, Dawn Rich, Jason Wolos
Art Design by Leslie Bamburg
Director of Lighting, Robert Elvin
Written/Directed by JP Allen
with music by
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THE FILMMAKER, a feature film, is inspired by the author's novel of the same name. The video below gives background on the two novels (GAMBLING and THE FILMMAKER) related to our latest film.
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