Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"A Corrupt Power Dynamic" Short Film Showcase

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It is certainly cliché to say that power corrupts, and avoiding that cliché made me second, third, and fourth-guess myself about the ties that bind these short films into a coherent block. Despite my hesitance, I went with the cliché to an extent. First of all, as we are seeing quite plainly these last few months, as an idea it certainly holds up. Second of all, these films are not just about power in isolation. They are about the dynamics at play when one person or group of people has power over another. How does each party react to the ways that power is wielded, and how aware are they that the power dynamic even exists in the first place? These questions can lead to heaps of anxiety, plenty of pain, and a whole host of tragic consequences. That is what I thought when exploring these particular titles.

Police brutality protests boil in South Central Los Angeles as four teens plan a robbery and find themselves in a comic book store.

Mischa Meyer is a film editor of commercials, music video, and short films,

originally from Stuttgart, Germany, living in Los Angeles, California

where he keeps working on top tier commercial work while

pursuing a career in making his own films.


2019 ANT (13:25 min, fiction, short)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mischa Meyer
  • Screenwriter
    Mischa Meyer
  • Producer
    Mischa Meyer, Sascha Peuckert, Lily Garcia
  • Cast
    Diezel Braxton-Lewis, Lamel Dixon, Tyrin Niles, John Woods
  • Cinematographer
    Maz Makhani
  • Editor
    Mischa Meyer
  • Production Design
    Dylan Kahn
  • Sound Design
    Barking Owl / Mike Franklin
  • Music
    Matthias Biermann