A few years ago, beast.Films made a short film starring TJ Miller as a guy named Charlie trying to make a life for himself after spending 10 years in prison. Their 22-minute short, Charlie On Parole, also stars Joe Wengert, Molly Ryman, Mitch Wissick, and Bobby Moynihan.
Darren Miller, one of the film's writers/producers along with Kevin Mead and Paul Briganti, told me: "We decided that instead of releasing it through traditional distribution channels (trying to get it into festivals, sending it to studios, etc.) we wanted to see if we could make it successful just by putting it online and getting as many people as possible to see it."
I saw it. I enjoyed it. Now you see it! Roll it!