A church burns to the ground with a congregation locked inside and every local news source is desperately scrounging through rumors to get the full story before they’re live in a few minutes. When it seems like there’s no cohesive account, one young producer gets the tip of his career: the supposed group of psychopaths that have been terrorizing the region are offering not only the story but their personal footage of the horrors inside of the church as it all unfolded. Without a way of contacting them again, it’s on the poorly funded news station to juggle their integrity and rebroadcast the psychopaths’ footage or turn it over to the authorities.
American Hell will premiere on January 16th, 2016 on The Short Film Channel via DirecTV (Ch. 573) and AT&T U-Verse (Ch. 1789). This was my first short film and since 2014, we've had the pleasure to screen it in 19 film festivals worldwide, won five awards, and nominated for four awards. As my first short film, it's been a blessed journey and hope it continues on. Listed below are the official selections, awards, and nominations: