Synopsis: “:60 SECONDS” is a short film filled with suspense, and twists right until the final second.
What if you had only minutes to pull off your next heist? DIXON and his crew – CALEB, the tech genius, and BENNY, the muscle – are about to find out when they target a remote desert casino. Dixon starts the plan in motion when he becomes romantically involved with a naive casino cashier, CHESSA, who has been looking for a way out of her mundane life making it easy for him to convince her to help his team with the heist. The foursome – each knowing their role in the low-key theft – will have only sixty seconds to make their getaway. What ensues – interwoven with flash forward scenes of what should happen and flashback scenes of what could derail the theft – is a wild, suspenseful ride.
Emily Martz (Chessa)
Majeed Nami (Caleb)
Laith Wallschleger (Benny)
Rob Nagle (Sydney)
When 2020 saw the Entertainment industry come to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we took advantage of the downtime. The intent of this project was to build my portfolio of work so when I met with studios, I could showcase my ability to direct actors in a narrative form. We wanted to do a project that would entertain the audience and keep their attention. While the pandemic provided time to focus on this project, this short film was probably the most challenging to get started and to finish in my professional career. The many meetings with SAG, COVID guidelines, and four location changes veered us off course with all the things that come with filming low budget projects, including multiple crew mishaps and recasting main talent several times due to losing actors to other projects.
In hindsight as we are in the final stages of completing “60 Seconds,” the challenges that seemed to slow us down, proved to make this first film venture more rewarding because of our resiliency and experience. And really-who doesn’t love a heist film? We look forward to audiences seeing this film and to hear their reactions.
A Detroit native with a career spanning more than 30 years, QUIG used his innovative and indelible directorial style in storytelling from a music video perspective to write, produce, and film his directorial film debut “:60 Seconds.” Quig’s impressive portfolio over the past 30 years includes work on numerous projects with music’s heavy hitters like Eminem, Kid Rock, 50 Cent, and countless others and has earned numerous industry accolades for his cutting-edge work on many music videos, documentaries and commercials. Originally founded in Detroit, Quig has recently expanded Chrome Bumper Films to Los Angeles. Quig brings his expertise as a cameraman and editor while still filling the role of director in production (and post-production) This self-funded short film project is the hopeful transition to showcase his ability to direct in a narrative form, and incorporate more work on television and features into the creative powerhouse’s mix.