This video is based on the speech the Merovingian gives from The Matrix Reloaded. This film was created in a 96 hour time-frame specifically for the Showdown in Chinatown film festival. I used a Nikon D5200 with a kit lens for all of the shots. This was my first time using the D5200 for a short film.

Directed, edited and narrated by Brandon Baity
Audio Supervisor - Indira Nauth
Technical Consultant - Travis Suan

Music - "Darkest Child" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Showdown In Chinatown May 2014 Challenge Guidelines:

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."
- Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick

Topic: Cause and Effect
Props: A wheel and fire
LOD:"But there is also a gray area my friend"

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