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Most Dangerous Game

Short Film

Missouri Film Maker & Videographer | Most Dangerous Game

An adaptation of the short story written by Richard Connell in 1924.

Wikipedia Summary

Directed by Dustin Hawkins.

Screenplay by Travis Buck.

The story about a big-game hunter from New York City named Sanger Rainsford who falls off a yacht and awakes on an isolated island, where he is hunted by a Russian aristocrat that goes by the name General Zaroff.

In Association With...
Boster Castle Studios
Brass Engine Productions
Solo Deep
Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Daniel Wise


Character: Sanger Rainsford


A Kansas City, MO/KS based actor.  He has been working for Marvel for over three years, often appearing at corporate events as Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and is the largest Spider-Man they have on record.  Previous guest of numerous comic-cons and has been hired to work multiple movie premiers, local charity events, and meet with sick children at Children's Mercy Hospital.  He is really looking forward to working on this short film!

Daniel Wise | Most Dangerous Game | Retro Hawk Productions
Larry Collins | Most Dangerous Game | Retro Hawk Productions

Larry C. Collins


Character: General Zaroff


Larry Collins from Columbia, MO has always loved acting even from a young age in small school plays. Eventually moving to local theater at Maplewood Barn Theater. Larry decided to pursue acting by joining Images Agency in STL. Larry went to LA with Images and won Actor of the Year 2016 for the International Presentation of Performers.

Edward L. Downes


Character: Ivan


In a former life Ed worked in film production as set decorator, scenic painter, props and numerous other behind the scenes roles, including as a scenic painter for Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil.” Ed confesses “…but now I don’t have to work as hard.”

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Travis Buck | Most Dangerous Game | Retro Hawk Productions

Travis Buck


Screen Play

Production from Webster University in St. Louis, where he also developed a passion for screenwriting. He works as a producer in the creative services dept at the local ABC affiliate in Columbia, MO. His goal is to combine his two hobbies of writing and history, in a novel set in 12th Century France.

Harleigh Blake Hildebrand


Script Supervisor

When it comes to crew there's no one sharper and more on point than Harleigh Wacker.  She started taking film production courses at the age of 13 and continues her education through school and assisting on a variety of different productions including her own film.  Harleigh's passion for film continues to advance and grow on a daily basis. Her plans are to produce for television and pursue entertainment law.

Harleigh Blake Hildebrand | Most Dangerous Game | Retro Hawk Productions
Phillip Meece  | Most Dangerous Game | Retro Hawk Productions

Phillip Meece


Fight Director

Phillip Meece is a Theatre Major from William Jewell College who specializes in stage combat. Phillip participated in a number of workshops provided by the Society of American Fight Directors in 2008 and since has been involved in theatre, film and even an opera, exercising those skills.  Phillip continues to do fight direction for projects as a passionate hobby.

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