the immigrants


A pair of time travelers journey to 1947 from 2059 to change history and prevent a disastrous world regime from taking power.


The time travelers are a mother and her young son, seeking a better life in the past by “immigrating” backward through time.  Wishing to provide a prosperous and free future for William, Mia Sina is prepared to wield her mind control powers to see to it that her son gets the world he deserves.  But can that much power be used for good without repercussions?


Created with “Twilight Zone” and “The Outer Limits” in mind, this short sci-fi thriller was shot on Panavision 35mm at the Los Angeles Film School studio and on locations in Canoga Park and Hollywood.

Produced in association with Irie Times Productions.


GLENN THOMAS - Director, Writer


Michael Dobrinski  - 1st AD

Anthony Kraus - 2nd AD

Jacob Fleming  - Director of Photography

Perry Auch - 1st AC

Simone Bartesaghi, Ann Le - 2nd ACs

Josh Riddell - Loader

Ty Higgins - Sound and Music

Andre Bonilla - Editor

Vibhu Srivastava - Assistant Editor

Paul Popiel - Boom Operator

Nabeel Abul-Ela - Mixer

Keri Callison - Production Designer

Cezar Alvarez - Gaffer

Blake Borchers - Grip

Ben Umsted - Grip

John Placencia - Script Supervisor

DeLaney Henry - Make Up/ Hair

Jim Tucker - Producer's Assistant

Dawn Christe - Art Dept.

Sheree Groves - Art Dept.

Catherine Jimenez - Art Dept.

Lauren Luesing - PA

David Hite - Visual Effects

CCI Digital, Burbank, CA - Telecine

Michael Mintz - Colorist


Oriana Oppice (Mia)

Oriana Oppice is a director, producer, and actor. She was born in Sicily, grew up in Chicago, and started her film career in Los Angeles. She is a member of Women in Film Chicago, Women in Film & Video DC, and SAG-AFTRA. Oriana speaks Italian. She is best known for House of Cards, Person of Interest, and Lobster fra Diavolo.

Geoffrey gould (Jasper)

Born to actors, character actor Geoffrey Gould began stage acting at age of eight, but began working professionally in commercials, movies, and television, in the early 1990s. At 16 he joined (and remains a Life Member of), the community theater group Studio Players of Upper Montclair (New Jersey), for which, apart from numerous adult productions (both on stage or running and/or designing sound), performed in several dozen one-act plays for children audiences for their Magic Trunk Players productions, from comical bungler types to the darkest villain characters. Since moving to the west coast in the late 1990s, Geoffrey has starred, co-starred and done supporting roles for well over 190 student films (for USC, LA Film School, AFI, NY Film Academy, UCLA, LACC, and Chapman University). He has co-starred in the horror film "Consumption" (working title "Live-In Fear"), for his producer friend Maria Olsen. He was cast as the lead as the vicious Victor Harland for J. Allen Williams' independent feature film "Everything," which shot in Missouri, Chicago, and London England. Geoffrey co-starred as the agoraphobic computer genius Tom in the Anthony Ferraro comedy science fiction web-series "Galactic Galaxy: The Series." The latter half of 2016 Geoffrey worked with writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman for his ambitious "The Tension Experience," a live immersive horror production, co-written by Bousman's writing partner Clint Sears. Geoffrey played a role only a fraction of the participants experienced, but intense enough those who experienced Geoffrey's room were invariably astonished. The weekend performances ran from September into mid November to massive high acclaim, also raising the bar for immersive horror theater experiences. Geoffrey has since been cast as the lead John Neibel in Jennifer Dawn's Forbidden Tears in-development motion picture "The Mansfield Killings," based on the Scott Fields novel of the true 1948 events, set to shoot in 2018 in Arkansas, and in Mansfield Ohio where the murders took place.

Kyle Farris (william)

Kyle discovered his passion for acting at the age of 7, and has since been cast in 10 short films and a music video, as well as commercial work.  He was also a finalist in a national acting competition.  Kyle has enjoyed every minute that he has spent on a set, and is always wanting more.  Lately, he has been auditioning for feature films and television series.  Kyle is often referred to as a “natural” and an “old soul,” as well as “mature beyond his years” and a “joy to be around.”  Kyle is home-schooled and very bright, and he has always been insightful, compassionate, and grounded.  Kyle is a native to Southern California and he loves life!

Kyle Farris was born on December 30, 1996. He is an actor, known for Sundown (2002),Whore (2008) and The Descendent (2006).

Richard varga (Ryder)

Richard Varga is an American actor, writer and director. He was born in Sydney, Australia but moved back to the states with his U.S. parents at the age of 5. His mother is of Spanish descent and his father was Hungarian. He has performed on stage and screen and his most recent credits include a recurring role on The Bridge and Partners

Josh Latzer (soda jerk)

Josh Latzer is an actor and writer, known for Hells Renegades (H.R.) (2014), The Kiss(2004) and 976-Lars (2005).

Jim Tucker (Brandstetter)

Jim Tucker is an actor, known for Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006) and The Immigrants (2005).