The Lost - short film - 2020
Surviving in the aftermath of a devastating viral outbreak, two resilient children try to maintain hope and keep their family together as both the virus and outside world threaten their safety.
Mitchell Street Pictures
Written, Directed and Edited by Vincent Cortez
Produced by Sofia L. Cortez, Vincent Cortez and Jesse Dana
Valerie Cortez, Vivian Cortez, Brian Bueno, Natalie Wolfe and Steven D. Lee
Cinematography by Jesse Dana
Special Makeup Effects by Margaret Caragan
Colorist: Chris Martin
"Oakland filmmaker Vincent Cortez takes a zombie-chained-in-the basement narrative and not only makes it terrifying but also emotional and relevant… Hopefully, Cortez’s short catches the eye of Hollywood. It’s just that good."
San Jose Mercury News, freelance film journalist
President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle