DreamStalker Films

Game of Stamina

Game Of Stamina


Nathan Eskey as Jimmy

Matt Torrez as Matteo

Joseph M. Benzer as Joe

Tim Haldane as Bill

Jennifer Eskey as “Ball and Chain”

Tarah Fontes as “The Girl”


Writer, Director, Producer: Joseph M. Benzer

Producers: Tim Haldane, Samantha Benzer

Cinematographer: Joseph M. Benzer and Tim Haldane

Assistant Cinematographer: Nick Benzer


A friendly game of poker with special rules that make a game based on skill into one that is more about stamina.


DreamStalker Films’ third short was their first shot digitally.  Tim Haldane created a rough CG model of the set and characters so a pre-vis video could be put together before shooting the film.  This made it possible for them to get the entire film shot in a single night… though by the end Director Joe Benzer’s drunk acting seemed very easy as the hour hit 3 am.

This film is featured on the DreamStalker Films Shorts Vol I DVD.

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