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First Film  - The Case (2021) - ORIGINAL - Bonus behind the scenes plus deleted clips

First Film - The Case (2021) - ORIGINAL - Bonus behind the scenes plus deleted clips

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🎬 Dear Devoted Fans,

Prepare to be transported back in time as we revisit the roots of our cinematic journey with the original motion picture masterpiece that sparked it all. In just 16 minutes, this short film laid the foundation for the epic saga that would become "The Case Returns." Get ready to embark on a thrilling ride through the heart of mystery and intrigue.

🌟 Where It All Began:

Step into the world of the pre-seeding film, where every frame is a testament to the creativity and vision that would later define our cinematic universe. Witness the birth of iconic characters, the inception of gripping plotlines, and the spark of inspiration that ignited the flames of imagination.

🎶 A Prelude to Greatness:

Though brief in duration, this short film packs a punch with its compelling storyline and unforgettable moments. From the opening scene to the final frame, you'll be captivated by the raw emotion and sheer brilliance on display.

🔍 Unraveling the Mystery:

As you delve deeper into the narrative, you'll uncover clues and hints that foreshadow the events to come in "The Case Returns." Pay close attention to every detail, for even the smallest of nuances holds significance in the grand tapestry of our story.

💥 Setting the Stage:

With each scene, the stage is set for the epic adventure that lies ahead. From the dimly lit alleys to the towering skyscrapers, every location serves as a backdrop for the unfolding drama, immersing you in a world where danger lurks around every corner.

🚀 Experience the Origin:

Join us on this journey back in time as we revisit the origins of "The Case Returns." This short film is not just a prelude; it's a window into the soul of our cinematic universe, offering a glimpse of the magic that awaits.

🎬 Embrace the Beginning:

As we prepare to unveil the next chapter in our saga, take a moment to appreciate where it all began. Your unwavering support has fueled our creativity and inspired us to reach new heights. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.

🎉 Get ready to be swept away.

With deepest gratitude and anticipation,

Chris Balderston

Director, "The Case Returns"

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As Nacho grapples with Red, Eddy and Scott surrounding him, a space scene unfolds, releasing the case from a satellite, setting the stage for a chain of events that will unravel with breathtaking intensity.


In the bustling cityscape, where secrets lurk in every corner, "The Case" emerges as a riveting local short film, laying the foundation for a captivating saga yet to unfold. Anchored by the mesmerizing boat scene, the film offers a glimpse into the enigmatic world of Nacho, a tailor whose curious existence takes a thrilling turn.


Amidst the backdrop of Nacho's everyday life as a tailor and alterations specialist, a hint of intrigue looms as his car, a sentient entity that dresses him, adds an element of mystique to his character. But it's not until a fateful encounter aboard a boat that Nacho's true journey begins.


However, viewers beware, for witnessing this pivotal scene may unveil spoilers for "The Case Returns," as it forms the cornerstone upon which the narrative unfolds.


With the boat scene as its centerpiece, "The Case" sets the stage for a thrilling exploration of mystery and intrigue, promising a cinematic experience unlike any other. Dive into the depths of Nacho's world, where every revelation sparks new questions and every twist propels the narrative forward. But remember, the true essence of the case lies not in its resolution but in the journey it takes you on.

The final look at the next journey with the closing scene as to allude to a sequel.


Nacho Martinez, Teddy Southern II, Scott Sherman, Teddy Southern III, Chris Balderston, Mary Ford, Dani Leviton, Bianca Bottini


Chris Balderston


Chris Balderston


Chris Balderston

Release date:

SUMMER, 2020

World premiere:

MAY 9, 2024



ChronoLens: A high-tech device that allows the audience to see glimpses of the past, present and future.
Nexus Crystal: Satellite domination made possible with these high powered artifacts.

The Case CipherLock: A sophisticated encryption system used to protect classified information.

ShadowShield: A setting on Quantum TimePiece that deploys a stealth suit rendering the wearer invisible to both the naked eye and surveillance systems.

EnerPulse Blaster: A compact energy weapon that delivers powerful blasts to incapacitate enemies.

The Case CodeBreaker: A supercomputer capable of deciphering complex codes and encrypted messages.

Quantum TimePiece: A neural interface that enhances jumpcut abilities and grants access to HighTech settings.

EchoDrones: Tiny surveillance drones equipped with high-resolution cameras and audio recording capabilities.

HyperSense Goggles: Specialized eyewear that enhances perception and provides real-time data analysis. 


The film showcases the breathtaking scenes of the Delta waterways in Stockton, Ca.


The film's original soundtrack was composed by award-losing composer, Chris Balderston.


Which actor/actress made a cameo appearance in the film as a surprise guest?

CHRIS BALDERSTON was unexpectedly in a lot of scenes

What was the production budget for "The Case"?

With a production budget of $0 million, "The Case" was able to bring its thrilling story to life.

The talented VFX team produced over 1 stunning visual effects shots to enhance the film's space scene sequences.


Real-life historical event serves as the backdrop for the film's mood?

The film's origins take place during the iconic covid pandemic of 2019 and was set to release summer of 2020.


However, the films release was postponed because of viewers request to add more scenes to the film.


Chris Balderston as sound designer, mixing various no-copyright artist


Stockton, Ca


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