A girl hunts down the serial killer that murdered her sister, with the help of her best friend. But the killer is more clever than previously thought.

Behind the scenes of Ashes

This was our first attempt at an action film, and we're very pleased with it. The film was shot over the one weekend from May 27-29, and we were lucky enough to use our aunt's workplace as a filming location.

The film was shot on the Sony A7S II to help with the low light in the warehouse, while a Canon T3i and an iPhone was used as the behind the scenes camera. We used a Metabones Adaptor in order to film with the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lenses.

The RØDE VideoMic Pro was used as our main microphone, while the RØDE VideoMicro was used for the behind the scenes footage.

Production was done on a very tight schedule, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped out with the film. As young filmmakers, it is definitely a challenge balancing school and filmmaking.

RØDE gear used

VideoMic Pro
Micro Boompole Pro


Kristoffer Bradley Cruz - Director/Writer/Producer/Director of Photography/Editor

Ralph Ramos - Producer

Tatiana Nguyen - Director/Writer/Producer/Stunt Coordinator

Elisar Haydar - Writer/Executive Producer/First Assistant Director/BTS Camera

Peter Sgrignuoli - Executive Producer/BTS Camera

Tim Maguire - Composer

Daniella Furgiuele - Makeup Artist

Nayiri Houldsworth - Actress

Ilya Kovalevskiy - Actor

Ethan Zuchkan - Actor