Written and directed by LA-based filmmaker Jordan Blady, Heist! is a supernatural adventure inspired by French caper films of the early 1970s, especially Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge. Dubbed in French, Heist! is three minutes of stylish comedy that never takes itself too seriously.
Heist! is the latest production shot by Blady in Tbilisi. The film features actress Natalia Jugheli and actor / performer Matt Shally, who together have an undeniable chemistry as the iconic Driver and Thief duo. Both Jugheli and Shally have played leading roles in From Beyond and Comfort Zone, Blady’s previous Georgian productions.
Heist! reflects Jordan Blady’s tongue-in-cheek approach to filmmaking, combining action, fantasy and thriller elements all in one. Commenting on the production, Blady states: “We shot this in December 2020 when so many of us were right in the middle of a lockdown… I wanted to end the year with something fun and kind of silly, hopefully bringing some positive energy into the new year.
Heist! is the second short film released by Blady this year, following Somebody – the adaptation of a poem by Czech literary poet and model Bada Diaby.
This Schön! online exclusive has been produced by
composition. Fima Chupakhin
flute. Dominique Gagne
saxophone. Sergej Avanesov
trombone. Corey Wallace
trumpet. Riley Mulherkar
sound design. Beso Kachara
additional sound editing. George Murgulia
foley artist. Biko Gogaladze
foley mixing. Giorgi Lekishvili
foley editing. Alexander Sanikidze
vfx. Saint Louis, Louis Arcelin + Sebastien Fillinger
colour. Sylain Canaux
production. Daniel Rota
make up. Keto Chantadze
gaffer. Giorgi Gogatishvili
light crew. Shalva Leluashvili, Beka Kharasishvili + Giorgi Gogbaidze
focus pulling. Guri Odisharia
steadicam. Rati Gogatishvili
dolly/crane. Giorgi Zakaidze + Dimitri Zakaidze
green screen. Heaven Grip
sound. Saba Shonia
titles. Matej Vojtus
stunt driving. Giorgi Komakhidze