Colin Levy | Writer / Director

The Secret Number

The Secret Number is a 15-minute sci-fi psychological drama that I directed as my senior thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design between 2010 - 2012.

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Based on the short story by Igor Teper, The Secret Number is about a man whose world is thrown into question. Psychiatrist Simon Tomlin (Daniel Jones) has a troubling conversation with one of his patients - a brilliant mathematician named Ersheim (Tom Nowicki), who intends to prove the existence of a secret integer between three and four. Ersheim's delusion compels Tomlin to dig deeper, but he only uncovers more questions -- about fate, connection… the nature of reality.

Also check out the Previs Comparison and Behind the Scenes on YouTube.


Official Site
Original Kickstarter Fundraiser
Profile on IMDB
Article on Short of the Week
Coverage on io9
Article on JAG35 
Article on Film Shortage
Interview on Short Film Sundae
Interview on Waylines Magazine
Inspired by former front page post from Reddit


Director of Photography: Michael Lloyd
Production Designer: Yolande Thame
Editor: Kevin Ray
Composer: Jan Morgenstern
Sound Design: Nicholas Cochran
VFX Supervisor (Savannah): Zack Zhao
VFX Supervisor (Los Angeles): Sandro Blattner
Additional VFX: MAKE Visual


Official Selection Savannah Film Festival 2011
Official Selection Charleston International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Macon Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Greenville International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival 2012


SCAD Film & Television Showcase 2011
- Best Undergraduate Narrative
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Design
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score

Savannah Film Festival 2011
- Best Student Film
- Panavision Student Cinematography Award
- City of Savannah Award

Charleston International Film Festival 2012
- Jury Award for Best Short

Greenville International Film Festival 2012
- Best Original Score