“Do you believe in demons, Dad?” – Jack Ryder
‘Yes I believe demons exist–‘ a grizzled Alaskan dad warns his son as they sit around the campfire. The man’s eyes are bloodshot and forlorn behind a mask of cigarette smoke and flame. Passing his son a sip of whiskey, he warns that demon taunting is hereditary. The boy listens to his fathers tale from his days as a pastor when he was confronted by darkness.
“Father of Lies” is the latest piece from writer/director Levi A. Taylor (Crooked Pictures) and producer D.K. Johnston (Tri-Seven Pictures). Created with an amazing cast and crew from South Central Alaska.
2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival - (Related Artcical HERE)
2017 EFPalooza Film Festival
“Brad? Brad…are you okay?” – Receptionist
Break in Reality is a Dark Comedy short film about a man who bottles all of his negative emotions and hateful feelings deep inside his subconscious. Never expressing any of his true feelings, or allowing himself to deviate from the social norms of corporate society. His only escape is his own imagination. The problem is you can’t always keep those feelings buried forever.
The short film represents the latest narrative production from writer/director D.K. Johnston and producer Katherine R. Johnston. The film stars Christopher Beegle, Mark Muro, Levi A. Taylor, Katherine R. Johnston and Bryant Mainord.
2014 Anchroage International Film Festival
2015 Balto Film Festival (Winner - Best Short Film)
2015 Seattle Trans-Media Independent Film Festival
2017 EFPalooza Film Festival
“And I shall be, until the day of doom, on the face of the Earth.” – Servius
“The Cypherian” is a Short film telling the story of Servius Augusts Cyriacus an immortal who once protected Christ. Today he has returned to help protect a woman whose unborn child is destined to change the world. Starring Christopher Corbin, Maddie Bukowsky, Vince Allen, Jeremiah Page, Brett Weinstock, Dylan Vox, Benjamin Watts, and Jacob Newton.
© 2008 Tri-Seven Pictures
“Do you think they bought it?” – Caroline
The following is a short about a couple who fakes their own divorce to convince there distant children into coming home for the holidays. Starring Bruce Wayne Eckelman, Debra Olson-Tolar, Ian Lockhart, Kathrynn Cobbs, Amelia Pawlak, Robin Smith, and Christopher Corbin.
2013 Balto Film Festival (Winner - Audience Choice Award)
Rukus Productions (Now Bradford Jackson Films, in association with Electric Igloo and Tri-Seven Pictures, present “Come Back Home” written and directed by Bradford Jackson. The story follows William (Bradford Jackson), a man of arms, as he sets out on a dangerous journey with his Captain (Levi A. Taylor) and his fellow soldiers. He leaves behind his wife and daughter played by Erin Lindsay King and Norah Rossignol. Along the way William and his group are ambushed in the woods by the enemy, and must fight to the death to survive.
2014 Canes Film Festival - Short Film Corner Selection
Welcome to My Time Machine: a glimpse into madness that inspires a writer to travel back to memories that make a story. If memories motivate how you feel-- how you feel determines how you act-- what are you supposed to do when you suffer from memories you're not allowed to talk about?
The first collaboration between Crooked Pictures and Tri-Seven, The Darkness was Inspired by the director's mother and her journals from when he was a baby. The story tells of the terror that eventually tore his family apart.
2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival (Winner - Best Editing)
“Oh look John is still alive” – The Sauce
Short produced in association with AFF Studios and Scarface Productions as part of the Anchorage 48-Hour Film Competition. Each team was given a genre, a prop, and phrase that must be used creatively in the film. Ours were Horror, Mexican food, and the phrase “This is not a game”. Starring Randal Skillern, Andrew “The Sauce” Wolfe, Joshua Lowman, Bryant Mainord, Joey Weaver, John Whitlock, and D.K. Johnston.
© 2011 Tri-Seven Pictures & Scarface Productions
In 1991 young Jack Ryder, and his sister Hope, find themselves the audience to their father, Billy Ray's cautionary tales of dwindling freedoms threatened by a New World Order.
Produced in collaboration with Crooked Pictures.
Directed by Levi A. Taylor
onolulu Film Festival (Winner Silver Lei Award)
“Brains!” – Walter Crane
A pilot episode for a short web series featuring interviews with various monsters and demons of myth and legend. Written by Jim McLain and Produced by Steve Sterling. Starring Shanette Harper, Kevin T. Bennett, Kelly Lee Williams, and Gloria King.
In collaboration with the Alaska Film Forum’s AFF Studios, and writer/director Paul Jones, Tri-Seven Pictures helped to produce this short as part of the 2011 Anchorage International Film Festival’s Quick Freeze competition.
In this story a young girl named Casey decides to take revenge on a pizza delivery driver who ruined her birthday. The film stars Chloe Wirum, Bryant Mainord, and Stacy Boles with cinematography by Beth Skabar.
“You know we’re just going through the motions here.” – Dr. Smith
“Standards of Karen” was written and directed by Josh Lowman, and produced in collaboration with the Alaska Film Forum. The story follows a nurse (Karen), played by Jenn Hoadley, as she is forced to treat an accidental gun shot victim brought in by her neighbor Mandy (Shanette Harper). In order to avoid the authorities Karen calls in Dr. Smith (Mark Muro) as they try and save the life of Mandy’s boyfriend played by Sam Sease. However, things start to get complicated when there is another knock at the door.
Filmed in Anchorage, Alaska.
“Make the noise Willy!” – George
One of our earlier works in the Los Angeles area. “B-O-M-B” features two friends as they meet up to catch a movie, but the conversation quickly turns into a deep analyses about their lives and friendship. Starring Julian Diaz and Brandon Bailey.
“Love is a pretty damn good reason to go and do something stupid” – Winston
“Six Dead Bodies Duct-Taped to a Merry-Go-Round” was produced in collaboration with Actor/Director Kevin T. Bennettand SprocketHeads DP Steven L. Rychetnik. The story was originally a stage play written by Lindsay Marianna Walker & Dawson L. Moore, and was adapted for screen by Kevin T. Bennett & D.K. Johnston.
The short is a dark comedy starring Kevin T. Bennett and Cheyenne Buchanan. Toby (Buchanan), a stranded solider, hitches a ride with a very unusual truck driver named Winston (Bennett). Toby doesn’t realize the strange cargo Winston is hauling, and what this ride may cost him.
Shot entirely on-location in Anchorage and Palmer, Alaska.
2014 Anchorage International Film Festival
2017 Reel Hollywood Independent Film Festival