JRD: Film Director Short Films

Cristo (2007)

April 30, 2007
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Robert S. Cristo Sr. confronts his only son knowing that he will die that very day. Before he passes, he must convince his son to accept his legacy and take over his empire, Cristo Technologies.



Cristo: Dan Payne
Robert: Matt Thompson (dvx Avataur)
Hanna: Amanda Lynn Hills
Guard 1: Tom Marshall (dvx Tommyinla)
Guard 2: J.C. Christofilis

W-E-P-C-D’ed by: justin r. durban (dvx Edgen)
Co-Written, Co-Produced: J.C. Christofilis
Director of Photography: Gregory Storm (dvx StormFactory)
Associate Producer: Robert Eldon (dvx RobertE)
2nd DP, Steadicam Op: Max Wilson (dvx webdog)
Wardrobe: Sawako Yamauchi
Event Coordinator: Marina Gutman
Grip: Yuri Sadovnikov
Grip: Jaron Eldon
Additional Props: Brandon Rice (dvx BrandonRice)

Location BTS:

JRD: Film Director Short Films

Lakeside (2006)

September 8, 2006
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Kids in the middle of the woods + Creatures = Terror

(HorrorFest 06) (co-directed)
*Top 10 Film @ DVXUSER.com

Christian David : Kevin
Jaklyn Lyons : Chelsi
Matt Thompson : Brett
Taleia Mueller : Katie
Saul Dapsis as “The Ranger”

Written & Directed by: Matt Thompson
Co-directed by: Justin R. Durban
Executive Producer – Susan Laine
DP – Yuri Sadovnikov
Animation/VFX by: – Elliot Worman
Composer / Sound Design / Edited by: – Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
San Bernadino National Forest
Susan Burg
Russell & Kathleen Flynn
Pat / Electrical (Juice)
Captain Craig M. Smith for the Bronco
Tim Hyten a.k.a. Slimothy
Officer Gina Thompson
Tim Stithem
Strip The Image (Music, “We Believe”) 

“Cruisin’ Down to Big Bear”
Performed by: Matt Thompson


Awards / Festivals:

– DVXUSER Horrorfest 2006 – 8th Place
– DON’T GO BACK IN THE HOUSE, BITCH! – NYC – Two Boots Theatre

Artwork / Preproduction

The Beautiful Big Bear Lake

Vehicles / Props:

Millions and Millions of Dollars