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A disconnected husband and wife fill the void of their marriage with addictive technology to destructive results.

“Empty” by Timothy Troy

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A drifting husband and wife fill the void of their thinning marriage with technology rather than each other. She seeks connection in a stimulating companion, he seeks escape in grandiose VR fantasy. When someone’s frustration boils over, more than their marriage is destroyed.

“Empty” Credits:
Directed by Timothy Troy
Written by Blake Armstrong
Produced by William Eichler & Corey Gilbert

Ethan – Mark Charles Weidling
Olivia – Chanda Davetas
Lucas – Jake Beasley

Stunt Coordinator – Tori Keeling

Director of Photography – Jamison Acker
Camera Operator – Spencer Gillis, SOC
1st Camera Assistant – Alan Dembeck
2nd Camera Assistant – Chris Polmanski

Production Designer – Carson Hughes
Script Supervisor – Kat Gorospe

Gaffer – Trevor Kodat
Lamp Operators – Alex Shields, Jaxi Alegria
Key Grip – Greg Boris
Grips – Julian Ross, Taylor Ellison

Sound – Corey Capelli

Wardrobe – Madeline Telford
Make-up & SFX Dept. Head – Taylor Darcy
Key Make-up Assistant – Errin Austin

Behind the Scenes Photos – Pete Flem

Editor – Dan McGuire

Post Sound Designer – Michael Lux

Composer – Joe George Shadid

Visual FX – John Hale

Color Grading – Michael Lux

Locations Provided by Carrie Troy & Paul Snyder

Special Thanks –
Michelle Gonsiorek
Mary Poplin
Wendy Eichler
Mia Wicklund

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