tags: Award-winning, Dead Drop, Ennio Morricone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Jason Eberly, Jordan Steele, Malena, Mayte Valdes, Nathan Hartman, Romance, short film, Spy
After an eight month span of bicoastal photography and countless hours of post-production, I am so proud to present KINGS & QUEENS, the second installment in our cinematic dance trilogy. (Please follow this link to view the first film, “Dead Drop.”) Like its predecessor, “Kings & Queens” was created on a shoestring budget, this time costing only $84. The generosity and volunteering of countless people made this film possible. Special thanks to Kevin Shaw, Donna Baxter, John Bucher, and Matt Miner. “Kings & Queens” was directed & produced by Jason Eberly, written by Nathan Hartman, shot & edited by Jordan Steele, and starring Mayte Valdes and Carlos Barrionuevo—the most beautiful and talented couple that I know. Be sure to stick around after the credits for a teaser shot leading into the final installment!
Following the rousing climax of “Dead Drop,” KINGS & QUEENS finds the spy and his lover reminiscing about better times on the eve of his departure to settle a debt. While she contemplates the past, he looks to secure their future. Full of passion and danger, this penultimate chapter in the cinematic dance trilogy will leave you breathless for more. “Kings & Queens” is dedicated to Giuseppe Tornatore and Ennio Morricone.