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DIRECTING THE MOVIE, "THE CASE RETURNS" by Chris Balderston
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UNRAVEL THE BEGINNING, AND REAL EVENTS OF CHRIS BALDERSTON'S FIRST - SHORT FILM FOR SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE - 2020

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THE CASE

Synopsis:

As Nacho grapples with Red, Eddy and Scott surrounding him, a space scene unfolds, releasing the case from a satellite, setting the stage for a chain of events that will unravel with breathtaking intensity.

 

In the bustling cityscape, where secrets lurk in every corner, "The Case" emerges as a riveting local short film, laying the foundation for a captivating saga yet to unfold. Anchored by the mesmerizing boat scene, the film offers a glimpse into the enigmatic world of Nacho, a tailor whose curious existence takes a thrilling turn.

 

Amidst the backdrop of Nacho's everyday life as a tailor and alterations specialist, a hint of intrigue looms as his car, a sentient entity that dresses him, adds an element of mystique to his character. But it's not until a fateful encounter aboard a boat that Nacho's true journey begins.

 

However, viewers beware, for witnessing this pivotal scene may unveil spoilers for "The Case Returns," as it forms the cornerstone upon which the narrative unfolds.

 

With the boat scene as its centerpiece, "The Case" sets the stage for a thrilling exploration of mystery and intrigue, promising a cinematic experience unlike any other. Dive into the depths of Nacho's world, where every revelation sparks new questions and every twist propels the narrative forward. But remember, the true essence of the case lies not in its resolution but in the journey it takes you on.

The final look at the next journey with the closing scene as to allude to a sequel.

Cast:

Nacho Martinez, Teddy Southern II, Scott Sherman, Teddy Southern III, Chris Balderston, Mary Ford, Dani Leviton, Bianca Bottini

Director:

Chris Balderston

Producer:

Chris Balderston

Writer:

Chris Balderston

Release date:

Trailer dropped JULY 2020 but,

the short film was concealed as 

development into a full feature

length film continued over the 

next 4 years.

World premiere:

MAY 4th, 2024

Music:

Chris Balderston as sound designer, mixing various no-copyright artist and special guest artist Paul Hernandez

Locations:

Stockton, Ca

 

Gadgets/Weapons/Technology

The Boat: 1976 Troller

The boat at the heart of the mystery is a 1976 Troller, a classic vessel boasting three levels of intrigue and sophistication. Its weathered exterior tells tales of countless voyages, while its interior, a labyrinth of narrow corridors and hidden compartments, holds secrets waiting to be uncovered. Each level of the Troller reveals a different facet of its storied past, from the rustic charm of the galley to the shadowy confines of the cabin where crucial moments unfold. This vintage boat, with its creaking timbers and old-world charm, becomes the stage for a high-stakes game that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

 

The Case

At the center of the unfolding drama is "The Case," a mysterious artifact that defies conventional understanding. Crafted from an unknown alloy and etched with cryptic symbols, the Case exudes an aura of otherworldly significance. Its surface shimmers with an ethereal glow, hinting at the powerful secrets contained within. The Case is more than just a container; it's a key to a puzzle that spans dimensions and time. With its intricate locking mechanism and seemingly impenetrable design, it challenges those who seek to unlock its mysteries, promising unparalleled knowledge or devastating consequences.

 

The Revolver

The Revolver isn't just a drink; it's an experience that borders on the sublime and the dangerous. This potent concoction, a blend of the finest spirits and exotic ingredients, has a flavor profile that evolves with every sip, pulling the drinker into a sensory journey they won't soon forget. The first taste offers a burst of invigorating energy, the second a warm, comforting buzz, and by the third, a deep, addictive pull that leaves one craving more. The Revolver is known to leave its mark on those who dare indulge, blurring the lines between pleasure and obsession, making it a fitting symbol of the high stakes and relentless pursuits in "The Case."

Trivia

The film showcases the breathtaking scenes of the Delta waterways in Stockton, Ca.

 

The film's original soundtrack was composed by award-losing composer, Chris Balderston.

 

Which actor/actress made a cameo appearance in the film as a surprise guest?

CHRIS BALDERSTON was unexpectedly in a lot of scenes

What was the production budget for "The Case"?

With a production budget of $0 million, "The Case" was able to bring its thrilling story to life.

The talented VFX team produced over 1 stunning visual effects shots to enhance the film's space scene sequences.

 

Real-life historical event serves as the backdrop for the film's mood?

The film's origins take place during the iconic covid pandemic of 2019 and was set to release summer of 2020.

 

However, the films release was postponed because of viewers request to add more scenes to the film.

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