Interview with Brando Benetton - Writer and Director of Nightfire

Real location. Practical action.
Nightfire starring Dylan Baker.
Streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime May 1, 2020.

Two American agents are hired to retrieve military chips containing top-secret content. Their plan goes awry when an unexpected political prisoner (Emmy-nominee Dylan Baker) enters the picture.

Shorts are well-known for being a launchpad for some of today’s biggest names. Why did you decide to, well, start small (or rather, short)?

Honestly, our movie runs less than a full feature in length (just shy of 45 minutes), but in terms of scale, production and ambition it definitely felt closer to a feature film than a short. Our shooting script was 55 pages and the first cut was about 1h5m. But usually short are a good creative ground because—on a “stakes” level—you have less resources pulled and less to lose in regards to your career.

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