Five Windows: A Short Film Shot on The MPI Soundstage

"Five Windows" is a neo-noir thriller about an assassin preparing to kill his rival. As he leads his respected enemy down a trail of deception and illusion, it becomes clear that he is not the only one being tricked.

The short film was written and directed by Daniel and Adam Cooper on the Motion Picture Institute soundstage.  Most of the crew were graduates of Motion Picture Institute including:  Jonathan D’Ambrosio - director of photography (MPI class of 2013), Jake Ruth - production designer (MPI class of 2014), Jacob Chapman - camera operator (MPI class of 2013), Lyndsay Cwiertniewicz - 1st camera assistant (class of 2014), Jeremy Shecter - producer (MPI class of 2012).

Five Windows

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