Starting the summer after Jacob graduated from high school in 2010, he gathered together a team of fellow film enthusiasts and began to work on a collaboration project. Their goal was to produce a film that embodied the group’s passions. Teaming up with childhood friend Tyler Dean, a self-described “horror fanatic”, the two worked laboriously over the summer to finish the first manuscript. The tides of success nipping at their heels, they immediately started planning the shoot for the following year. With only $1,000, minimal rations, and a tight shooting schedule, the crew worked to make this feature as creatively as possible despite the shoestring budget. With the help of Jacob’s uncle, Captain Jim Enright of the La Palma Police Department, they were allowed to film at the police station. They were able to shoot EDGE the way they intended for it to be shot – on realistic sets and with vehicles lent to the production by the police department. In July of 2011 production was completed and in February 2012 our motley group of crew members completed post-production.
EDGE. On the surface, it is the story of a madman terrorizing a helpless city; taking lives without a second thought. Blood is this man’s sustenance. Enter Jack Rivers, a detective for the city’s police department and ace headhunter who always gets his man. Stymied by the difficulty of catching this serial murderer, Jack begins to stumble in a blind fury and the line between “justice” and “murder” become blurred. This is the story of a man whose life is about to change forever – he is about to go over the EDGE.