Elevate | Award-Winning Short Film

23 Mar 2024

Tiffany works the graveyard shift as a security guard at a government building. Over the course of one work night, she finds herself facing unspoken realities after a chance encounter.

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A Film by Dylan Boom

"Tiffany starts her shift as a security guard and makes the rounds—her night feels like any other on the job until she hears a sound coming from the roof. What she initially believes is a brief and mundane encounter will actually prove to have a lasting effect. With Elevate, writer/director Dylan Boom crafts a subtle and effective drama that explores topics of class and race via a naturalistic approach.

It was at work that Boom would notice a security guard coming in for her night shift, working at the desk on the first floor. He shared with us that it sparked his interest, but that the idea for Elevate really came together when he realized “the entire building was a direct metaphor for the class system”. This prompted the set-up for an encounter between two people from different floors with the aim of penning a narrative where “two people from different places in the building could meet one another under unusual circumstances...” - S/W Curator, Céline Roustan

READ THE FULL REVIEW — https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2023/08/17/elevate/

Written and Directed by Dylan Boom
A Charming Stranger Films, Jarvis Street Productions
Produced by - Connie Jo Sechrist, Jordan Horowitz, Andrew Carlberg, Steve Clerge, Danny Hamouie, Anthony Potter

Tracie Thoms - Tiffany
Jason Butler Harner - Paul
Rickey Eugene Brown - Rob
Gwyn LaRee - Tammy

Adam Leene - DP
Jun Shimizu - Editor
Lauryn Terceria - Costume Designer
Mikhaela Zabalerio - Costumer
Drea Monzon - Production Designer
Jessica Sheriff - Script Supervisor

Reproduced on this channel with the permission of the filmmakers.

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