Written by J. Scott Worthington, ALONE was originally published as part of a collection of sci-fi stories on Amazon. Immediately after reading, Director William Hellmuth knew he needed to bring J.’s story to life, and beginning in the winter of 2018, William and J. embarked on the long process of turning it into a film.
Over a year later, with a little luck, a lot of favors, and the additions of Producer Julianna Ulrich and co-Executive Producer John Parenteau to the team, the right cast and crew fell into place, and together they built the world William and J. always envisioned.
From conception through post production, ALONE has been a labor of extreme love for all involved, and the result — a timely film about loneliness — is something we’re all proud to call our own.
Kaya Torres, an engineer with a sailor’s mouth and a stubborn spirit, barely escapes her research ship when calamity breaks it in half.
Now she’s circling a black hole in a pod, with no one coming, no one to help.
While figuring out what to do, Kaya starts sending messages to Hammer, a cartographer marooned on a nearby planet. And as their friendship grows, Kaya’s options slowly dwindle, until survival seems hopelessly out of reach…
William Hellmuth, a Los Angeles-based director with a background in cinematography, has shot for brands like NBC, NERF, HONDA, and more.
Coupling a strong visual eye with a desire to infuse meaning into every moment of whatever he’s filming, William has a deep love for genre filmmaking, from swords and sandals fantasy, to high concept sci-fi.
But, most of all, William loves telling stories that have something to say, and hopes to elevate unheard and diverse voices in all his future projects.
Julianna is a Los Angeles based producer who loves bringing stories to life and making a difference in the world by tackling complex ideas through the medium of film. She produced and sold her crime thriller indie feature film, Last Three Days, which will be premiering in 2020. Julianna has produced both film and television content, and currently produces for notable brands such as MOWI Salmon and the Zach King Team.
J. SCOTT WORTHINGTON
A writer based out of Los Angeles, J. has accrued years of entertainment industry experience, from floating at AMC Networks to assisting on History Channel’s KNIGHTFALL. He has a passion for telling female-driven, diversity-filled stories across multiple forms of media, particularly in sci-fi/fantasy.
JOHN FK PARENTEAU
John has been an active industry professional for over 30 years. His early career began as a cinematographer,, before moving into computer animation in 1992, working for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. John’s credits include visual effects supervision, producing and executive producing on such projects as “Hunger Games”, “Oceans 8”, “Iron Man” and “Star Trek Voyager”, for which he won an Emmy Award.
John has also produced a variety of projects, including web series “Ark” (available on Hulu), comedy “On Hold”, and feature film “Danika”, starring Marisa Tomei, as well as a wide range of online episodics and short films.
Stephanie Barkley grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art. While in Chicago, she worked in the art department for Witless Protection (2008), Trucker (2008), Eagle Eye (2008), and Leverage (2008).
After moving to New York City, she continued using her talents on many television shows and movies including Art Director for Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013), Saturday Night Live (1975), The Normal Heart (2014) and Production Designer for Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014).
After moving to Los Angeles in 2014, she made a decision to step in front of the camera. She has appeared in many films and television shows including a lead role in The Canyonlands.
THOMAS WILSON BROWN
Thomas Wilson Brown is an American actor, who began his career at the age of 11 by playing “Augie”, the nephew of Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner’s characters in the western classic, Silverado.
Since then he has had appearances in NCIS, Nash Bridges, Beverly Hills 90210, and Walker Texas Ranger. He also starred in the award winning Indie thriller, The Mooring.
More recently, he has expanded his role to writer, director, and producer as the co-owner of Thunder Basin Pictures.
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