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In the not too distant future, a dystopian society controls its citizens by implanting a chip into the frontal lobe of their brain. When two un-chipped orphaned twins receive a letter from their thought-to-be dead father, they must uncover the truth about the country on their quest to save him and the nation.

Defiance - The Full Short Film

Defiance, the full short film, is finally here! Thank you to everyone who has supported me as a filmmaker and this film in particular. I couldn't have done this without the amazing cast and crew. It's been 2 years since we started working on this film, and to finally see it finished is such a great feeling. Please enjoy. 

Jake Mercier

THE PREMIERE! - Tonight, we had the official premiere for "Defiance" at the Angelika Theater in Dallas, TX. With a 100+ turnout, we finished the night with a standing ovation from the crowd. Here are some pictures from the amazing night.


"Defiance" - Official Trailer

"Defiance" - Trailer 2

"Defiance" - Trailer 3 [Film Festivals]

Behind The Scenes

"Defiance" - Pre Production: Props!

"Defiance" - Behind the Scenes

Cast and Crew


20:68 - Kennedy Hermansen - IMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4530107/ (Kim Dawson Agency)

20:67 - Corbyn Lowe - IMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4385106/ (Kim Dawson Agency)

Commander Williamson - Cynthia Jarvis  - Kim Dawson Agency: http://bit.ly/1iQBfNy

Dad - David Pike - Kim Dawson Agency: http://bit.ly/1tFrCq4

Mom - Gretchen-Marie Young - Page Parkes Talent: http://bit.ly/1mPbgZt

Government Assistant - Evan Fentriss - Kim Dawson Agency: http://bit.ly/1kHbRtk

Guard 1 - Ian Hardaway - Page Parks Talent

Screaming Patient - Sydney Favors

Guard 2, Doctor - David Mercier

Computer Voice - Angela James


Director: Jake Mercier

Writer: Jake Mercier

Producers: Keith Duncan, Martha Duncan, David Mercier, Kirk Hermansen, Cooper Mercier, Jake Mercier

DP: Nic James

Editor: Jake Mercier

Assistant Director: Shayan Pashaei, Sarah Kushner

Visual Effects Supervisor & Creator: Scott Larson

Casting Director: Kennedy Hermansen, Jake Mercier

On set photographer: Danielle Ellis, Scott Larson, Claire Roever

Camera operator: Jack Mayo, Jake Mercier

Grips: Cooper Mercier, Claire Roever, Arthur Monning, Rhdoes Miller, Maggie Thompson

Gaffer: Rhodes Miller

Audio: Sarah Kushner, Arthur Monning

Props: Rhodes Miller

Continuity: Cooper Mercier

Craft Services: Amanda Bishop, Lou Mercier, Monica Hermansen

Costumes and Makeup: Monica Hermansen, Claire Roever

Slate: Claire Roever

Movie Poster Design: Sarah Walker

Gear Provider: MP&E 

Stock Media: Video Co-Pilot

Special thanks to Hermansen Land Development, Keith Duncan, Martha Duncan, Valentina Thrift,  The Movie Institute, Wild About Harry's,  Mark Esposito, and Mallory Rogers.

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