Undertow - Short Film

Photo by Ben Handler

Photo by Ben Handler

Seeking a way to collaborate, Jack and fellow Des Moines filmmaker, Bruce James Bales are producing a short film: Undertow.

Undertow is the story of a young man forced into the heroin trade when he finds his best friend dead of an overdose.  In order to save his mother from her addiction, he must find a way to keep from being evicted from their low income apartment.

This marks the second collaboration of these two filmmakers, as Bruce operated the camera for the Sires music video, TURN IT UP.

Principal photography is finished, and the project is currently in the editing phase of post production.  Check out these behind the scenes photos of the filmmakers at work! Photos by Michael Watson.