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Triggers (2020)

An aspiring conservative politician attempts to run for office whilst avoiding dealing with gun violence and personal tragedy in the age of right-wing media. Peter Shaver, a grieving conservative political candidate running for office in Oklahoma, is making his way to an interview where he is expected to respond publicly for the 1st time to personal tragedy & the recent events of gun violence in his hometown. Throughout the day gun violence trauma triggers flashbacks to the recent events that lead to this point in his life & his political campaign.

Beyond the Frame: Triggers (2020)

Beyond the Frame is a behind the scenes documentary series that details the independent production processes of Mystery Dinner Studios. In Beyond the Frame: Triggers co-executive producers Tony Aaron II & Chris Carthern, with composer Otis Jones, walk you through some of the details of the creation of Triggers, a movie about conservative politics and gun violence.

The Team

Tony Aaron II and Chris Carthern are co-executive producers, best friends, and social justice advocates that have devoted their careers to self-producing diverse, woke, incisive, and insightful content with the uncompromising intention of permanently changing the world for all underrepresented peoples. #BlackLivesMatter

Tony Aaron II

Director ∙ Cinematographer ∙ Editor ∙ Composer ∙ Executive Producer

Chris Carthern

Executive Producer ∙ Location Sound Recordist

Allison Ewing

Associate Executive Producer ∙ Casting Producer

Otis Jones

Composer

Redditt O. Hudson

Police Reform Consultant ∙ Retired Police Officer

Brian Bradford

Mentor ∙ Retired CBS Paramount Executive

Chrissy Stroop

LGBTQIA Activist ∙ Ex-Evangelical Writer

Rev. Benjamin Perry

Religious Progressive ∙ Religion Consultant

Heather Taylor

Police Reform Consultant ∙ Retired Detective Sargent

MYSTERY DINNER STUDIOS presents BEYOND THE FRAME: TRIGGERS and TRIGGERS
DARRET HART  EMILY HILEMAN  CHRISTINE KIEFER  TAHIR MOORE  JAMIE SILVAN
executive produced by CHRIS CARTHERN and TONY AARON II
edited by TONY AARON II  pre-score composed by OTIS JONES  score composed by TONY AARON II
screenplay by TONY AARON II  directed by TONY AARON II  cinematography by TONY AARON II