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Short Film: "GOD_MODE.EXE" (Creator)

Ryan Stafford

For the 48Hr Film Festival: Lockdown competition, I wrote, directed, filmed an edited GOD_MODE.EXE

"GOD_MODE.EXE" revolves around a teenager receiving a mysterious item in the mail, withholding unimaginable power. Overwhelmed by curiosity, his ignorance soon leads him down a path of unintentional destruction.

My little brother and I created this film whilst in Level 4 Lockdown. As he acted in the film, I operated as director, writer, cinematographer and editor.

We only had 48 hours to write, film and edit the film, so we were incredibly eager to see what I can accomplish visually with such tight restrictions. The final product is something my brother and I are incredibly proud of and we look forward to making more content together in the future.