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Directed by Brendan Hickey

Washington 2018 15.5 min

From Ballard High School

To pay for college, a student and his friends aim to turn towards a life of crime. Collectively, they are The Midnight Criminals.

This film was an exercise in doing a project with a bigger scope and ambition than anything I’d worked on before. I also wanted to do a crime comedy as I’ve never worked on a film in that specific subgenre before.

Genres: Narrative



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