The Shepherd is a 20 minute long short film written, directed, produced, etc. by two eighteen year-olds: John Merizalde and David Torcivia. Fresh out of high school from Atlanta, Georgia, they are preparing to study film and broadcast at college. This is their first serious attempt at a truly professional (in an indie way) film.
The film is a psychological thriller (inspired by 1984) and was shot on a Canon HV30 at 24p 1/48 with no external lens or adapters. Color correction, special effects, and editing was performed in Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects. Friends and family are used as actors in the film. The film is shot on location throughout the Atlanta area. This is a no budget project meaning they spent less than $80 on the entire film. The film took about a month and a half to complete.