la Chasse (2018)

If you’re not the hunter, you’re the prey

A night out turns deadly when the unexpected happens, revealing a dark web woven through the night, entangling everything. A web inspired by ancient blood rites, promises of prosperity, murder, and revenge!

Directed by: Rob Bowen
Written by: Rob Bowen
Starring: Sara Balakrishnan, Brent Wilkerson & Jake Zindorf
Also Starring: Kat Dowell, Cliff Cage, Christina Kaiser
With: Angie Bowen, Chloe Carr, Halston-Ashley Seeley, & Dom Rough

Director’s Notes

I like to play with various genre conventions and tropes when I am writing, always hoping to subvert them in fun and unexpected ways when I can, and la Chasse presented me with a unique opportunity in that vein. Here was essentially what could be a Rape Revenge thriller but with the sexual nature of the violation being removed (the only way those stories are digestible for me), and with as much of the typical male gaze that drives those stories also being removed, or at least, brought in but not in the exploitative ways it usually is. And you can’t deal with rape as a theme and not address or deal with its underlying cause, patriarchy. Continue reading

Level 6 (2017)

Some threats take the danger to a whole new level!

When a thief inadvertently releases a deadly parasite from its containment cell, a small group of Guardians, together with the unwitting, and often useless, assistance of the Zeta Squad are all that stands in the way of this devastating contagion from escaping into an already decimated populace. Welcome to 2044! **With strong language, violence, and brief nudity**

Directed by: Rob Bowen
Written by: Rob Bowen
Starring: Erica Erickson, Nicole Goeke, Brent Wilkerson, Jacob Hillman & Rob Bowen
Also Starring: Halston-Ashley Seeley, Cliff Cage, Billy Gaisford, Jareth Spirio, Angie Bowen, Desiree Myers, Mark Lutinski

Director’s Notes

Level 6 came about sort of by accident, and has become our longest shorts to date, and an instant favorite of my collection. Not only because of the amazingly beautiful and creepy location that sprawled across this large industrial park in Colorado Springs that we got to call home during the shoot, but because of all of the fun that we had putting the film together. But I digress, the accident. So I was contacted by one of the film’s stars and producers, Jacob Hillmann, who had previously worked with us on Rule 17, and again in a small cameo in our upcoming feature film, with the prospect of having a location I could use if I ever wanted to kill someone the way I did his character in Rule 17 (**Spoiler Alert**, lol). I was instantly intrigued as I had two short film scripts I had penned with the intentions of shooting them over the Summer as I put the finishing touches on the feature, so we arranged to meet and show me the location. Continue reading