Do Not Play is a new short film created by Sabaoth Films for the 2017 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project. Written and Directed by Daniel Duane, this story follows a married couple as they're confronted with a mysterious package that threatens their lives.
The film stars two of Detroits rising actors, Kris Reilly and Kara Joy Reed. Their thrilling performances carry the story from start to finish as the audience is taken on an unsuspecting ride of mystery and suspense. The film also features actress Rose Ann Neppa who has appeared in numerous film and tv productions.
Do Not Play thrilled audiences during the official screening at the Landmark Main Art Theater this past Tuesday, July 25th. It showed with a number of other short films that were all created during an intense weekend of blood sweat and tears. The filmmakers each had to write, shoot, edit, and deliver their films during a short 48 hour period. The films were to be based on specific elements that included a post card prop, the character of Author Jared Dreybeck, and the line "Maybe, just maybe, it will happen again." Additionally each team chose one of two genres drawn out of a hat. Team Sabaoth Films drew "Mystery" and "Road Movie." They chose Mystery.
An awards ceremony will take place on August 8th at the Orchid Event Center in Ferndale, MI. If the film does well, Executive Producer Chris Crawfini is considering funding a feature film based on the short which may mark the first feature film produced by Sabaoth Films.
According to Director Daniel Duane, the film also serves as a test for the groundbreaking Panasonic Lumix GH5. The camera is currently at the top of the DLSR market with unparalleled image quality and 4K abilities (as far as Digital SLR cameras come). He plans to begin production on another short film in the coming months to further test the capabilities of this camera.
The full film is available for your viewing pleasure below.