Must-Watch Crime Short Film: Counting To 1000 By Josh Pfaff
In crime thriller short film “Counting to 1000”, director Josh Pfaff is examining the idea that good and evil is not always black and white.
Detective Callow examines this gray area while investigating a gruesome, botched home invasion attempted by Donny, a low level criminal, and his merciless crew. During an interrogation, Donny and Detective Callow piece together what went wrong with what should have been an easy job, and discover that the intentions of those involved are not at all as they appear.
Mr. Pfaff, an elctronic art student in Missouri State University, raised $7,000 for the project. He and his crew built the sets. The actors volunteered, and his mom provided catering for the cast and crew for the ten-day shoot. The film won a Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award and Award of Excellence at Best Shorts Competition. It’s been screened in numerous film festivals.
Josh has since started a video production company, Locke + Stache, with alumni Chris Olson and Austin Elliott. He says the low cost of living in Springfield means he can offer lower bids than competitors living in more expensive cities. He said that half of his clients find him through his website, and many live in other cities.
“Now with cloud tech and things being online, it’s like, do we have to be there to do good work?” he said. “We love traveling, and we are a flight away.”