Armed Defense

Overnight a man turns his family home into a military stronghold fortified with machine guns, barbwire, and barricades. He is completely sane. Is he a war veteran who is incapable to leave behind routines of war? Or is he a patriot who is getting ready for the red alert? Or is he staging an individual act of resistance against the military-industrial complex that is broadcasting war into our pockets?

based on a short story by Dmitry Bakin
with Trevor Long as Man
shot by Ryo Murakami
sound eesigned & edited by Ross Williams
set by Vera Iliatova
line produced by Chris Langer
written/directed by Irina Patkanian
produced by Gus Ford
supported by NYSCA

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival Cambridge, MA

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Brooklyn, NY

UFVA Orange, CA (best short fiction film award)

Big Apple Film Festival, New York, NY

S.N.O.B. Film Festival, Concord, NH

Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL

Athens International Film Festival, OH

M.A.L.I. Women’s Film & Performance Arts Festival, Austin, TX

Connecticut International Film Festival, Danbury, CT

32nd Starz Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO