The Dark Age - Thriller Short Film

Hi!!  We are Jonah, Jeremy, and Brian -- a director, actor and writer -- childhood friends who have been creating together ever since.

Our project The Dark Age is a short film that picks up five years after a catastrophic solar storm destroys the global power grid, plunging humanity into darkness.  It follows two women from a survival colony, as they track down an electronic signal they've discovered, leading to a deranged loner who will stop at nothing to protect his mysterious power supply.  It's a gritty thriller that examines our addiction to power and confronts the real life consequences.   

Our above video is a vibe reel that conveys the world/tone/feel of our short film.  It features Jeremy Dash, the lead actor of our short, and it was shot at the location we plan to shoot our film.  

From a filmmaking standpoint, our intentions are to tell a gripping and suspenseful story with a looming threat that sustains until the bitter, bloody end.  A film that is visually evocative and visceral with grounded characters who must fight to survive.  Fortunately, creating effective suspense and tension does not require a sizable budget.  What it requires is a thoughtful and meticulous approach to storytelling, the craft of filmmaking, and the power of performance.  These are expertise that we collectively bring to the table.  However, producing a film still takes money.

 We’re scheduled to film in December and although we’re self-financing the project, we still need support for post-production costs to make the film the best it can be.  We appreciate and welcome any contributions!!


JONAH SCHWARTZ – Director/Producer:

Jonah is a visual storyteller who has been directing music videos for the last 10 years.  He’s collaborated with such artists as The Black Keys, A$AP Mob, Method Man,  Prodigy, Jim Jones, Curren$y, among many others and his videos have racked up over 50 million views on YouTube. He was also the Cinematographer for the 2015 indie feature film Too Honorable.  He spent five years living in Japan  and made a name for himself directing music videos for the country’s most prominent hip-hop artists including Anarchy and Ryuzo.  Check out some of his past work:

JEREMY DASH – Actor/Producer

Jeremy is a Meisner technique trained actor and an alumni of Maggie Flanigan Studios.  His first speaking role in a feature film was Cop Out, alongside Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.  Since then, he’s worked steadily on such shows as Blue Bloods (CBS), White Collar (USA), and Power (Starz).   Most recently he can be seen in the upcoming feature film Monster.

 BRIAN TRICHON – Writer/Producer

Brian is the Editorial Director on the Brand Creative team at Spike TV, soon to be Paramount Network.  While there, he’s written award winning short-form content for Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Taraji P. Henson, Terrance Howard, and LL Cool J.  He has worked in various writing, producing and marketing roles over the last 12 years.


- Donations of $100 or more will receive a SPECIAL THANKS in the end credits.

- Donations of $1000 or more will receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credits.

Thanks for your support!!!

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