A Time Before

A Time Before



The masked secrets of a newlywed couple are revealed through the lens of time. A one take film of cause and effect.


It's a one take film with a temporal twist. A genuie oner with no hidden edits or tricks in post and sporting a diverse cast from four different racial backgrounds. This 11 minute short film was first conceived as an exercise in doing one take films and was quickly turned into a challenge to see what we could add to the one take genre.

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Kevin Tan Kevin Tan - Bob

Kevin Tan was born in Taipei, Taiwan, came to Columbia, Maryland at the age of 11 in 1997. Kevin started his acting career shortly after he graduated from high school.

Kevin has appeared in numerous TV network stations such as National Geographic, History Channel, FOX, ABC, HBO, FX Network, ID Channel and etc. His memorable appearance on TV was in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", in a scene with Danny DeVito, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney. Kevin was cast in a day player role in Eyes of the Roshi, starring: Eric Roberts, Ethan Marten and many talented actors. Since then, Kevin signed with a talent manager Carlos Samudio from LookNow Management, Carlos manages in LA, TX and GA market and he sees a great potential for Kevin to be in the international market, since Kevin is also bilingual in Mandarin, Chinese.

Kayla Anderson Kayla Ellenwood - Alice

Kayla Noel Anderson is a vibrant and compelling actress born in Washington D.C. to parents Walter "John" and April Anderson. She has one brother and one sister. Growing up, Kayla believed she would one day become a professional race car driver. After falling in love with dancing and acting, she began to pursue both on a professional level. Kayla is known for her work on Jackie (2017).

Lorena Berger Lorena Berger - Cathy

Lorena Berger is a stage, film and television actress from Lima, Peru. She holds a BFA in Theater with a concentration in Acting Performance for Stage and Screen from George Mason University. Acting credits include Airport Alert (National Geographic), House of Cards (Media Rights Capital) Evil Kin (Investigation Discovery), Thou Shalt Not (TV One) From Prison to Stage (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), Seneca (GALA Hispanic Theater), among others

Kelsey Saunders Kelsey Saunders - David

Kelsey Saunders was born in Southern Maryland. He has participated in over 30 productions. He is best known for his roles in The Virginia State Lottery commercial "Decades of Dollars", "Under the Cherry Tree" the movie and Rfinity's "Person to Person App" commercial. His current work includes appearances in Evil Twins, Deadly Affairs, Quantico, Blindspot, Braindead, House of Cards and Gotham. He has appeared in movies that include Jackie, Pixels, Snowden and Imperium. He also performs in short films and does voice overs. Kelsey enjoys Basketball, Traveling, Volunteer work and Cooking.


Zhibo Lai Zhibo Lai - Writer, Director, Cinematographer

is a Washington, DC based filmmaker. After receiving his masters in Computer Science and Philosophy, his inner filmmaker child began to call.

Having worked in the IT field for 10 years, Zhibo caught the filmmaking bug at the New York Film Academy's campus in Paris, France. After completing his first film, he returned to the States to pursue his new found passion and hone his craft through a series of shorts, features, music videos, and promo work.

Zhibo's directorial work focuses on blending his first love of philosophy with his new love of film, inviting the viewers to engage and ask questions about what they saw. Film is such a powerful medium than spans all languages and cultures and has the ability to touch and inspire, and leave the world in a better place than where we found it.

Judy Go Wong Judy Go Wong - Co-Producer

is an American-born Chinese woman who was raised by Cantonese-speaking parents in Long Island, New York. She now lives in the Washington metropolitan area with her husband of 23 years and lovely 14-year-old daughter.

Judy began as an actor when local business owners asked her to appear in ads, websites, and TV commercials 17 years ago. Now a SAG-AFTRA actress who has spent four seasons on House of Cards. Judy loves playing the educated, sophisticated, high-society woman. She is currently starring in a one-woman show called The Matriarch. The Matriarch one woman show is available to rent or purchase on Amazon at: http://bit.ly/TheMatriarchShow

Judy does more than act, she is multi talented on each production, she been a producer, co producer, director, casting director, set designer, wardrobe designer, hair stylist. makeup artist, craft services chef and aspires to be a screenwriter and cinematographer. She is the author of “How to Start a Film Acting Career Right Where You Live” to help beginners and seasoned actors with the business side of show biz. Her book is available for purchase on Amazon http://bit.ly/filmacting