In the summer of 2012, I decided to help my friend's eight-year-old daughter Lauren fulfill her dream of acting and directing a spy movie called "Agent Conrade." She told us the story -- a tale of bank thefts, hidden bases in the Australian outback, super powers, and skeleton minions. We filmed her vision over one weekend thanks to help of countless people who brought their creativity, excitement, and dialogue. I spent the next several weeks editing the footage, and we premiered the event at The Moxie Cinema to a packed house.
It was a great experience, and we hope it inspired the young people to pursue their dreams and not be afraid to take action when the world is being overrun by robots and skeleton minions.
The following is the introduction to the documentary about Lauren's film, followed by some clips from the actual film.
Logline: A plague of bank thefts has left the world on the brink of financial collapse. The International Spy Agency (ISA) has determined the crimes were committed by the notorious Ray Skel and his co-horts John and Zoe Henhacker. While the Agency scrambles to recover the money and unearth the secret hideout of Ray Skel, their organization is brought into chaos as countless agents are captured and turned into Skel's minions. With the Agency in shambles, it's up to their newest recruit ten-year-old Special Agent Raven Conrade to stop Skel and recover the money before the whole world becomes his slaves.