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  • 48 Hour Film Project Short Film

  • 2011 / Writing, Production, Direction & Editing

  • Police Lieutenant Naomi Warren follows a lead provided by Metro Crime Blogger Lora Engdahl related to the deaths of 3 undercover officers and uncovers corruption within her own detectives division. "Chicago Heat" was made for the Chicago region 48 Hour Film Project, a film-making competition which challenges filmmakers to write, produce, and deliver a short 7 minute movie in just 48 hours. Team Nitestar was assigned the genre "Film De Femme" and the character Lora Engdahl, writer, the line of dialogue "I better not see this on Facebook" and the required use of a balloon as a prop.

  • Directed by: Jerry Vasilatos

  • Videography by: Brian Wong

  • Edited by: Jerry Vasilatos

  • Produced by: Nitestar Productions

  • Starring: Nicole Slapnicker, Monika Belcik, Kyle Hillman & Tony DeGuide

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