The Oxide Incident: A Short Film

A recently divorced sound archivist stumbles upon a magical reel-to-reel audio tape that may be able to heal his relationship with his teenage daughter.
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Nick Nylen
Film
Chicago, Illinois
United States
1 Team Member

THE FILM

The Oxide Incident is the story of Simon, a recently divorced sound archivist, who unearths a magical reel-to-reel audio tape that never plays the same thing twice. When it seems to begin referencing his life, he starts to believe it can help him heal his relationship with his teenage daughter.

The genre is magical realism, not unlike the famous Twilight Zone series. It takes an ordinary character and places him in a fantastical situation.

THE FILMMAKERS

DIRECTOR / WRITER:
Nick Nylen is finishing his MFA in Media Arts. This film is his MFA thesis, meaning it is culmination of his graduate school work. In addition to being a writer and director, he is also a sound designer and coordinator of The Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, IL.


WRITER:
Jonathan Klemke is an award-winning screenwriter and SIUC film school graduate. He is currently working as a location scout in Chicago.


CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Kendal Miller is an award-winning director and cinematographer based in the Chicagoland area. He currently works for Cultivate Studios, a creative media agency in Chicago.


ALSO ON THE TEAM:
*Will Pionke, Producer
*Sam Nylen, Producer
*Sarah Clarke, Casting Director
*Dustin Painter, Composer
*R.J. Bachmann, Gaffer
*Braden Barton, AC

*Austin Bennett, Storyboard Artist

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We're getting a lot of help from very generous people and we're incredibly grateful. However the expenses keep piling up. They include:
* Actors
* Props
* Costumes
* Locations (Permits)
* Insurance
* Equipment Rental
* Craft Services (Feeding the Crew)
* Post-Production Costs
* Distribution & Promotion
* Film Festival Fees

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

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