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Crime syndicate foot soldier Pete Mulner is forced to kill his best friend to save his own life and reputation. It's a dark comedy where everything goes wrong.
Tyler Falbo
Orlando, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

A careless mob foot soldier on his last leg is forced to kill and rob an old friend to save his own life and reputation.

“Baptism” is a dark comedy that proves that things could always be worse.

Pete Mulner has been working for a low-level mob crew for the last 25 years. He's a worker bee, running money and goods between businesses. Pete had earned his stripes within the crew when he began working in the 80’s, but he is such a failure that he has slowly been demoted all the way down to the lowest position possible. Even at entry level, Pete is so clumsy that he is single handedly ruining their operation. They’re going to kill him; his only saving grace is that Pete is an old friend of a traitor to their organization. The friend is Devin Garrett, a man who stole ten thousand dollars from a transport truck that he used to work for. Pete must find the Devin, retrieve the money, and kill him, or he himself will be faced with a mob execution.

“Baptism” is my Capstone film at the University of Central Florida. This film has three years in the making, and it is my fourth and final film at film school. I am putting all the time and effort I possess into this project. I have grown as a filmmaker, and my projects have progressively grown as well. 

Below I have my three previous UCF directing efforts to give you an idea of my directing style and the budgetary limits of student filmmaking.

My Directing 1 project “Hang In There” follows two co-workers that have an argument regarding scheduling. Budget of $300

My Directing 2 project “Beef Jerky” follows an apathetic 9-1-1 phone operator who has been working for so many years that he’s forgotten the intimacy of the job. Budget of $600

My Directing 3 project “Lend A Hand” follows a college student who must deal with a police officer after flipping his car while driving drunk. Budget of $1000

My Capstone film will have a budget of $3000 dollars. About half of the entire budget will go towards the use and development of 35mm film.


Our Producers are Sean Osorio and Jared Ross King. They are extremely hard working and their blood, sweat and tears will be all drained by the end of this production


The Director of Photography is Cornelius O'Donoghue. I've worked with Neil on countless occasions and he's the most accountable and talented DP that I've come in contact with.

For Makeup we are working with Kelly Zak. She's an extremely talented makeup artist who's expertise will bring Pete's beaten and bruised face to reality.


Other crew positions that have been filled:

Editor: Frances Perry

2nd AC: Mike Collins

Grip and Gaff: Marcel Urena and Orlando Porro

Sound: Dillon Gantea

Production Manager: Lacie Ratliff

Seriously, it's been said before... every dollar counts. Every penny you give to this production is going straight to the screen. 3,000 dollars is our goal, but if we make $4,000 it will free us up for equipment rental to get exactly what we need (i.e. buying more rolls of film) If we make $5,000 we could secure recording studio time for our score. You guys are the X-factor in the production of Baptism, with your help this can become exactly the film it was intended to be. 

Thanks for watching/reading!

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  • $5USD
    Good Effort, Man.

    Seriously though, five bucks is five bucks. Your help will be appreciated, and you will receive a credit in the film.

    4 claimed
  • $15USD
    ...Pretty Good.

    You're a pretty good person to donate fifteen dollars. I'll throw you PDF copy of the script with your credit in the movie, you deserve it.

    6 claimed
  • $30USD
    Nice, Buddy.

    Thanks... really. I guess I'll give you a digital copy of the movie when it's done. And you get the other stuff too.

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  • $50USD
    Thank you so much... I guess.

    For your decent contribution we will send you a poster for the film as well as the other stuff I mentioned before.

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  • $100USD

    You're the best! Well not really but I like you. In addition to all that other crap I will send you a framed frame of 35mm celluloid film that was shot for Baptism. Pretty nice, eh?

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  • $200USD
    You think you're special, huh

    Well you are, kinda. For you contribution, you get an entire second of film (that's 24 frames!) Don't watch it all at once. And you get that other stuff as well.

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  • $400USD
    You're so sweet...

    I can't believe you. That's so nice! Are you sure that wasn't a typo? Oh, well then you get an integral prop from the production. And that other stuff obviously.

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  • $600USD
    Executive Producer

    You must have made a typo. Oh well, you're an Executive Producer now and it will say so in the credits. This is a huge deal, and you get all the perks that come before this too. Congrats...

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