Kei is a self-righteous FBI agent who reunites two wanted brothers – Gus, who inherited his criminal uncle’s inheritance, and Dante, a member of an anti-rich terrorist gang – in order to learn the whereabouts of Gus’ newborn, kidnapped by Dante… but she is suddenly ambushed by a new enemy.

Winner of 8 awards including Best Directing, Ensemble Cast, and Action Sequence, ARSON explores how fear and re-definition are linked to tragedy.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Writer/Director: Christopher Ortiz
Director of Photography: Henrik Meyer
Editor, Fight Choreographer, Sound Designer: Matthew Merritte
Producers: Christopher Ortiz and Joshua Downes
1st Assistant Director: Joshua Downes
Music Composers: Jessica DiMari & Gabriela Baez
Sound Recording: Dolmar Pedro
Makeup Artist: Kate Cohen
Props: The Specialists ltd.
1st Assistant Camera: Lucy Sandoval
Gaffers: James Moncino & Joshua Downes
Production Assistant: Vincent Tsang
Caterers & Transportation: Luis D. Ortiz, Luis A. Ortiz & Amalfis Figueroa

Jo-anne Lee (Kei)
Lucas Niedzialkowski (Nate)
Julian Masters (Gus)
Arnold Christiano Sanchez (Dante)
Gregg Rizzo (Mack Abrams)
Patrick Heraghty (Vic)


Genre: Action
Country: USA
Language: English, some Spanish with subtitles
Length in minutes: 15
YEAR: 2018