Imprisoned in an unfamiliar reality with strange new rules, Dan Everett struggles to find meaning and reason in this sci-fi noir short.

Our Goal

The Recursion Theorem is a short black and white Hitchcockian film noir that pays homage to The Twilight Zone, Asteroids (the arcade/video game), and ancient Greek mythology. The story follows Dan Everett, who awakens to find himself trapped in a unfamiliar room with its own set of bizarre rules. Afraid and alone in this strange place, Dan is forced to question the very foundations of reality and the meaning of his existence.

Our Progress

The Recursion Theorem will be premiering at the inaugural Columbia Film Festival in June of 2016. We are currently in post production completing final f/x and color grading work. Filming wrapped up at the end of September 2014 and the first rough cut was completed on December 15.

Your Support

Thanks to our many generous supporters, we were able to fund the production phase of Recursion via our Kickstarter campaign. But, we still have a long way to go to complete this film! We’re looking for partners to help us build an audience base and offset our post-production and festival costs. Please consider donating to our project, purchasing a t-shirt or poster, and promoting this film via social media and word of mouth! Thank you!


Recursion to play at Columbia Film Festival!

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We’re excited to announce that The Recursion Theorem will play in the inaugural Columbia Film Festival in Columbia, MD this June.

TRT Building The Set Part 1

Building a film set – Part 1

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For our short film noir indie, The Recursion Theorem, we rented a warehouse and transformed it into an early-century mansion parlor. Read this three-part series to find out how!

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An Update on Special Effects

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It’s been a while since our last update on the film! Read on to find out why, where the project stands, as well as what to expect in the coming weeks!

Dan Franko

as Dan Everett

TRT Team

Cast and Crew

Ben Sledge

Producer / Director / Writer