An EVENTIDE ENTERTAINMENT/DMZ FILMS Production
"Monarch" is a neo-noir short mystery based loosely on the docu-drama "The Cross at the Gem" which was submitted to the 2017 Lander Film Festival. It depicts a down on his luck private eye who is hired by a young woman to find her missing husband, a known heroin addict. From there our hero dives into the seedy underbelly of Dayton, OH only to find that not everything is as he once knew.
The film was shot in Dayton, OH and Cincinnatti, OH during one of the coldest winters on record. The entire cast is made up of stand-up comics from the Dayton area. While the characters and events in this film are 100% fiction, the weight of it all is still 100% factual: heroin is tearing apart the city of Dayton.
Soundtrack available through Eventide Entertainment:
The Cross at the Gem
Nominated: "Best Film - Open Division" Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival 2017
Nominated: "Screenwriter's Choice Award" Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival 2017
Written/Edited/Directed by: Mike Shea
Starring: Mike Shea, Bill Miller, Morgan Jesse
It's Just As Good As The Real Thing
Winner: "Best Film - College Division" Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival 2013
Written/Directed by: Travis Diffenderfer
Starring: Mike Shea, David Skinnel, Greg Herzog, Adam Scott, Tripp Gunn, Laura Burk, Tim Thomas, Andrew Phillips