The Night Runner

New York City, New York | Film Short

Drama, Thriller

Hollis Fox

2 Campaigns | New York, United States

Green Light

This campaign raised $9,713 for production, post-production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

96 supporters | followers

Enter the amount you would like to pledge


In the aftermath of an attack, Riva Harris finds she has superhuman strength. With this newly discovered power will she choose revenge or redemption?

About The Project

  • The Story
  • Wishlist
  • Updates
  • The Team
  • Community

Mission Statement

This project reveals the strength and resilience of women. I want to help shift the way women often are portrayed as "victims" and secondary characters into active, complex people. The Night Runner is one step in changing the traditional narrative.

The Story

The Story: In The Night Runner, after Riva Harris is assaulted, she finds a well of superhuman strength she didn't know she had.  This newly discovered power makes her fearless and puts her on a path of resolution.  But is it one of revenge or redemption?




The Why: The idea behind The Night Runner came during a nighttime run on the outskirts of Prospect Park.  Instinctively my senses became heightened looking for potential threats.  As a woman, I find myself unconsciously preparing myself for all the "what ifs" when by myself.  


But, "what if" I felt invincible?  "What if" I had no fear? "What if" my strength was immeasurable? The adrenaline surging through my body told me I was onto something.


The Facts: 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.  These women are your friend, sister, daugther....I hope The Night Runner opens up a conversation between the sexes on how to stop assault and a fearful existence.  

We wrapped in April.

Now you can help us GO THE DISTANCE in post production!

We're raising funds for:


Color Correction

Sound Mixing

ADR/Looping for Voiceover and Cleaning Up Dialogue

Film Festival Submission Fees


With Makeup Artist Ashley Dargham


On Set: Hollis Fox as Riva Harris




On Set: Michael J. Robinson as The Attacker 



Jayson Wesley as Detective Cooper


 Our AWESOME women and extras with Enrique Novello as Athletic Trainer



Use the WishList to Pledge cash and Loan items - or - Make a pledge by selecting an Incentive directly.


Costs $800

The film is made in the editing room.


Costs $800

We shot our park scenes day for night so will need the expertise of a colorist to make this film shine!

Sound Mixing

Costs $800

We'll need nice clear, crisp sound


Costs $300

We'll need to record some voiceover and clean up some of our dialogue in the sound booth

Film Festival Submission Fees

Costs $300

Festivals are expensive and we want to get this film out there!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team

 Hollis Fox (Riva Harris/Writer/Producer)-

Hollis is from North Carolina where she received a BA in Drama from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In New York Hollis completed the 2 Year Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios and has studied with Terry Schreiber in his advanced scene study class at T. Schreiber Studio.  Hollis was a year-round competitive swimmer for thirteen years before a swimming career ending injury.  She now focuses her athletic passion on running full and half marathons.  Some favorite credits include: The Jesus Picture (Best Actress at Long Island Film Festival), Same Time, Same Bench in the Strawberry One Act Festival (Best Actress Nominee), and playing a young Mariel Hemingway in an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories on Biography Channel.



 Brandon Scott Hughes (Director)-

Brandon is excited to help bring such a powerful and moving story to life. NYC Credits: Artistic Director/Director of MosesMogilee Shows includeMuch Ado About Nothing (New World Stages) Ghosts of Provincetown (New World Stages) Dog Sees God (Shetler Theatre)   Artistic Director/Director of Second Sight Productions  Shows includeSee the Elephant by Trystin Bailey  Pieces(Chain Film Fest.) The Righteous (Tribeca Film Fest.) Parallel (TBG 48hr Film Fest./Chain Film Fest.) Writer/Director of Adult-ish Web Series (Miami Film Fest.)  Education: A.S./A.A. in Acting, Florida School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School, LAByrinth Theatre, The Barrow Group. He would like to thank Hollis for giving him this opportunity, his family for always having faith in his passion to create, and G.O.D. Grace Observed through Discipline. 


 Kai Lovelace (Producer)

Kai is a New York-based producer, actor, and musician. He studied film scoring and composition at SUNY Purchase, graduating in 2015. He's composed original scores for numerous indie films, including 'Buffalo Boys', released 2013 by Better Stir Fry Productions, and has served as line producer for indie films 'Delenda' and 'Aeris', both produced in 2016, as well as performing regularly on stage in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 


 Jayson Wesley (Detective Cooper)-

Jayson is an actor based out of New York City who has starred in many film, theatre, new media and commercial productions. Some of the work he's most proud of is: co-starring opposite Lili Simmons (Banshee, Westworld) in the 2016 short film Robyn Hood: I Love NY, as a Presidential Aide on CBS' Madam Secretary, and playing the lead, Joseph Porter in the 2017 short film Hidden Ties as well as many others. 


 Michael J. Robinson (Attacker)-

Michael is a NYC based actor, writer and performer. He has appeared in several plays and independent films. Michael also fronted the band Radar Fiction for 4 years, performing in NY and throughout the Northeast.


 Enrique Novello (Athletic Trainer)-

Enrique is an American actor and filmmaker. Trained and mentored in NYC, Enrique has appeared both on stage and screen. He produces film and his most recent short, The Origami Gate, is currently screening at film festivals. Enrique is producing and directing his next film, Death of a Good Man, this summer. 



Tara Novie (Second Attack Survivor)-

Tara is an actor, singer, avid runner, and New York native. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity and has spent years performing on stage, both regionally and in NYC. Favorite credits include: Mimi in Rent, Sheila in Hair, and Susan in tick, tick...BOOM! She has choral and a capella experience, singing in the studio and with live bands. Tara holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University and is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.


Director of Photography: Jack Stannard

Assistant Director: Mary Ashley

Sound: Nick Valva

Makeup Artist: Ashley Dargham


Current Team