A down-and-out loser spends all of his money on a cursed sword in hopes that unlocking its power will change his fate for good. An entertaining short from Stanley Sievers, and a reminder that sometimes you just need to tell your boss they’re a cowardly betrayer.


Written & Directed by Stanley Sievers

a Keep or Destroy production

Produced by
Lianne Becker
Collin Meath
Benjamin Drew Thompson

(in order of appearance)
David – Stanley Sievers
Cynthia – Jo Scott
Frankie – Miranda Roldán
Malia – Katrina Naficy
Jeffrey – Eli Mandel

Production Designer
Megan Jesmer

Cinematography by
Taylor Frontier

Music by
Alex Mitchell

Editor – Stanley Sievers
Sound Designer – GroundbirdTV
Colorist – Clark Griffiths / Framestore
Costume Designer – Megan Jesmer
Visual Effects – Radek Michalik
1st Assistant Director – Benjamin Drew Thompson
Location Sound – Eric Romary
Graphic Design – Megan Jesmer
Key Hair and Makeup Artist – Leona Ross
Gaffer – Justin Holt
Key Grip – Doug Pearson
Grip – Brendon Phillips
1st Assistant Camera – Cheyenne Pasquer
2nd Assistant Camera – Shu Hirayama
2nd Assistant Camera – Lidia Marukyan
Key Image Design – Megan Jesmer
Production Assistant – Edina Music
Additional Casting Services Provided By Breakdown Services

Special Thanks
Twenty Sided Store
Ann Marie & Kerry Black
New York New Stories Screenplay Contest
Lou Sievers
Anthony Cascio
Ellen Tamaki
Lauren Brickman

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