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Domino Springs

A desperate journey through the Mojave desert unravels a paranormal twist.
5/5

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Dan Hertzog‘s mystery short film, set against the backdrop of the Mojave desert, immediately ensnares viewers in a web of intrigue and suspense. From the opening scenes, where we learn of a mysterious fatality sets the stage for a gripping narrative, to the eerie journey through the off-the-map town of Domino Springs, Hertzog masterfully crafts an atmosphere of palpable tension and uncertainty.

Coby Larinde delivers a riveting performance as the panicked Erich, whose desperate attempt to dispose of a dead body leads him and his loyal friend Bryan, portrayed with conviction by Scott Allen Kennedy, into a realm of the unknown. The chemistry between Larinde and Kennedy is undeniable, anchoring the film with authenticity and emotional depth.

What sets this cinematic marvel apart is Hertzog’s impeccable cinematography, which expertly captures the desolate beauty of the desert landscape and infuses each frame with a sense of foreboding. The production and costume design, evocative of the late 1970s era, further immerse viewers in the eerie atmosphere, adding layers of authenticity to the narrative.

With its peculiar storyline, breathtaking visuals, and spine-tingling ambiance, Hertzog’s mystery short film is a testament to the power of storytelling. A truly captivating experience that lingers long after viewing, it is a must-watch for fans of suspense and the supernatural.

Brief Synopsis

Erich Murphy, a troubled mechanic, ropes his best friend Bryan Spencer into helping him dispose of the body of small-town waitress Andrea Reyes. On their way back to San Diego from Bryan’s bachelor party in Reno, the two stumble into some Friday night trouble in Big Pine and race their way across the Mojave Desert to dispose of the body. As they enter the town of Domino Springs, things take a curious turn. What they encounter is far more than expected as they ultimately fight each other to survive the penance for their actions.
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Director(s): Dan Hertzog
Writer(s): Dan Hertzog
Cast: Alani Zaya Hertzog, Alberto Manquero, Coby Larinde, Daniela Couso, Kevin Farot, Mabel Maultsby, Nomi Ganbold, Oscar Jordan, Robert Moris Castillo, Robert Sisko, Ros Gentle, Scott Allen Kennedy
Producer(s): Andrew Martin, Davie Cabral, Emily Norovsambuu, Ganna Hertzog, James Hertzog, Jill Richardson, Michael Walsh
Director of Photography: Dan Hertzog
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Runtime: 21 min

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Domino Springs

A desperate journey through the Mojave desert unravels a paranormal twist.
5/5

Review

Dan Hertzog‘s mystery short film, set against the backdrop of the Mojave desert, immediately ensnares viewers in a web of intrigue and suspense. From the opening scenes, where we learn of a mysterious fatality sets the stage for a gripping narrative, to the eerie journey through the off-the-map town of Domino Springs, Hertzog masterfully crafts an atmosphere of palpable tension and uncertainty.

Coby Larinde delivers a riveting performance as the panicked Erich, whose desperate attempt to dispose of a dead body leads him and his loyal friend Bryan, portrayed with conviction by Scott Allen Kennedy, into a realm of the unknown. The chemistry between Larinde and Kennedy is undeniable, anchoring the film with authenticity and emotional depth.

What sets this cinematic marvel apart is Hertzog’s impeccable cinematography, which expertly captures the desolate beauty of the desert landscape and infuses each frame with a sense of foreboding. The production and costume design, evocative of the late 1970s era, further immerse viewers in the eerie atmosphere, adding layers of authenticity to the narrative.

With its peculiar storyline, breathtaking visuals, and spine-tingling ambiance, Hertzog’s mystery short film is a testament to the power of storytelling. A truly captivating experience that lingers long after viewing, it is a must-watch for fans of suspense and the supernatural.

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Read more about .

Brief Synopsis

Erich Murphy, a troubled mechanic, ropes his best friend Bryan Spencer into helping him dispose of the body of small-town waitress Andrea Reyes. On their way back to San Diego from Bryan’s bachelor party in Reno, the two stumble into some Friday night trouble in Big Pine and race their way across the Mojave Desert to dispose of the body. As they enter the town of Domino Springs, things take a curious turn. What they encounter is far more than expected as they ultimately fight each other to survive the penance for their actions.
Domino Springs Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Dan Hertzog
Writer(s): Dan Hertzog
Cast: Alani Zaya Hertzog, Alberto Manquero, Coby Larinde, Daniela Couso, Kevin Farot, Mabel Maultsby, Nomi Ganbold, Oscar Jordan, Robert Moris Castillo, Robert Sisko, Ros Gentle, Scott Allen Kennedy
Producer(s): Andrew Martin, Davie Cabral, Emily Norovsambuu, Ganna Hertzog, James Hertzog, Jill Richardson, Michael Walsh
Director of Photography: Dan Hertzog
Animation:

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Runtime: 21 min
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