An unknown rock band struggles with a radioactive energy in their music that blows up amps, liquefies tape decks, and starts electrical fires. On the eve of their first (and possibly last) show, they must decide whether to risk life, limb, and legacy for a 1AM slot on a Tuesday. It could change everything...or nothing at all.


- "...[THE PRIVATES] raises a very important question: why aren’t there more science fiction stories about rock n’ roll bands?- io9 / Gizmodo

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"...[the film] succeeds because of great acting and world building but also because of Allen’s clever dialogue and excellent direction..." - hammer to nail



- "The rock and sci-fi narrative blend of “The Privates” is executed with incredible attention to detail that is a blast to watch."  - VIMEO


"The Privates is a blast (both literally and figuratively) that radiates with energy and oozes style." 
- Short of the Week


"Dylan Allen's short film The Privates is one of my favorite shorts of 2017."
- SCREENANARCHY


RECOGNITION:

HAMMER TO NAIL - SHORT FILM CONTEST - SPRING '17 WINNER
VIMEO STAFF PICK PREMIERE
SHORT OF THE WEEK - BEST OF THE MONTH - JULY 2017
FILM SHORTAGE
IO9 / GIZMODO


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS / SCREENINGS:

2017 Sun Valley Film Festival
2017 IFFBoston
2017 Brooklyn Film Festival
2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest
2017 Sidewalk Film Festival
2017 NEW FILMMAKERS NY - Anthology FILM ARCHIVES
2017 South Dakota Film Festival
2017 Milwaukee Film Festival
2017 NeW Hampshire Film Festival
2017 INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FEstIVAL
2017 St Cloud Film Festival
2017 St. Louis International Film Festival


Writer / Director: Dylan Allen
Producer: Eddy Vallante
Starring: Lilli Stein, Rachel Trachtenburg, Alex Herrald, Omar Maskati
Director of Photography: Evan Jake Cohen
Music: The Privates
Original Score: Dave Paulson
Editor: Robert Grigsby Wilson

Producer: Javier Gonzalez
Executive Producer: Matthew Perkins
Associate Producer: Mari Shiel
Production Design: Pinky Guest
Casting: Rebecca Dealy
Casting Assistants: Christy Escobar, Kristie Walsh
Costume Design: Megan Stark Evans
Hair/Makeup/SFX Makeup: Lexan Rosser
Visual Effects: Perry Kroll
1st Assistant Director: Eric “Frenchy” LaFranchi
Unit Production Manager: Maddi Clarke
2nd Assistant Director: Tas Mahr
Property Master: Nicolas Luna
Set Dresser: Alan Jensen
Miniatures: Peter Feigenbaum
Production Sound Mix: Adrian Martinez
Audio Post Producer: Kira MacKnight / One Thousand Birds
Sound Design/Mix: Calvin Pia / One Thousand Birds
Music Director: Maxwell McDonald
ADR Engineer: John Parthum / Mixtape Club
Gaffer: Chad Dougherty
Key Grip: Glenn Porter
Best Boy Electric: Justin Newhouse
Best Boy Grip: Jacob Beil
Grip: Camilla Foschi
1st Assistant Camera: Matt Garland
2nd Assistant Camera: Brandon Regina
Set Photographer: James Chororos
Script Supervisor: Rachel Cole
Production Coordinator: Quinn Dooley
Locations: Jordan Thomas Alexander, Alex Richard
Production Assistants: Kuper Bank, Eli Kleinsmith, Sean Woodruff, Mikaela Barish
Poster Design: Sam’s Myth
Digital Colorist: Andrew Francis
Color Assist: Charles Leighton
Digital Intermediate Services: Sixteen19

“We Are Really Rocking Now, Haven’t We?” - written & performed by The Privates
“You Never Take Me Dancing” - written & performed by The Privates

VFX Breakdown - vimeo.com/226514082/b70a1fb831

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