What if your fate had already been decided? What if your destiny was not your own? Joe (Ryan Smith) is a corporate underachiever who is approached by the mysterious Eliza (Christine Johnson), and told that his soul belongs to the devil because of an ancient treaty between Heaven and Hell. Joe must now perform odd jobs for his boss, with no understanding of their importance in the battle for mankind. When Joe finally sees the consequences of his actions, can he break away, or is redemption out of his reach?
THE TREATY was the first project for Blue Juice Films. This super 16mm short was produced by Mike Misconi and written & directed by Mike Horan.
Adapted from the original story by Gabriel Mosier, THE TREATY was filmed by EMMY Award winning Cinematographer Thomas Mumme, shot entirely on location in Gainesville, Florida, with an all Florida crew and gear supplied by Adrenaline Films in Orlando. THE TREATY received 4 stars from Film Threat magizine. (Click Here)
To put it simply, Ryan Smith is a filmmaker’s dream. His comedic background, improvisation skills, and general good nature make him an excellent actor. Ryan had no trouble breathing life into the character of Joe. Since THE TREATY, Ryan has appeared in numerous Motion Pictures and Television shows and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
How do you play an agent of the devil? That was Christine’s challenge and she handled it with perfection. She established on-screen chemistry with Smith right away, and transformed Eliza into a beautiful but numbingly evil character. Christine has over 25 credits to her name and currently resides in Hollywood.
Mike Horan – Director / Writer • Producer – Michael Misconi • Director of Photography – Thomas Mumme • Executive Producer – Daphne Stacey • Editors – Jason Morris, Michael Misconi, Thomas Mumme • Story – Gabriel Mosier
4th Annual Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference, Lexington, KY – November 2003, Best Short Film
26th Annual Carolina Film & Video Festival, Greensboro, NC – February 2003, Honorable Mention Best Narrative
‘03 Domani Visionfest, New York, NY June 2003, Award of Merit Outstanding Achievement in a Short Subject
Bahamas One World Film Festival, Nassau, Bahamas – November 2003, Vision In Excellence Award
5th Annual da Vinci Film & Video Festival, Corvallis, OR – July 2003
’03 Ohio Independent Film Festival, Cleveland, OH – November 2003
12th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, Orlando, FL – May 2003
3rd Annual Great Lakes Film Festival, Erie, PA – September 2003