Director Jeremy Haccoun felt nostalgic for the early Spielberg era and films with character driven stories, childlike excitement and edge-of-your-seat actions scenes. He missed those types of movies so much that he decided to make his own, “Beyond.”
The 10-minute short film, written and directed by Haccoun, follows a family on a desert road trip. When a rock fall traps his parents inside their car, the 7 year-old boy must find a way to save them before it’s too late.
The film stars Aidan Flynn, Jolene Kay and Michael Dane and features a “golden age score à la John Williams,” as described by Haccoun. “Beyond” was produced by Violetta Ekpe, cinematography by Sergio Arguello and music is by Siddhartha Barnhoorn.
Back in 2012, when the film was in pre-production and raising funds, it was featured in IndieWire’s Project of the Day. Now four years later we have the finished result.
Haccoun’s completed a number of commercials and shorts including “The Battery” and “Paradox.” He also directed Leonardo DiCaprio in an Oppp commercial campaign for China.
Watch “Beyond” below.