In Collaboration With Flat Quack Films

When loose cannon Detective Dick Murdock is called to investigate another all-too-familiar murder, he embarks on a path toward redemption and bloodshed. In his quest to find the cantankerous Shoestring Slasher, there are no rules except his rules. But he doesn’t follow the rules.

Tough Case Press Kit (PDF)


Reel East Film Festival

L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival

Shortz Film Festival

Highway 61 Film Festival

Embarras Valley Film Festival

Flagler Film Festival

American Student Film Festival

Hollywood Festival of New Cinema

SRJC Student Film Festival

Film Fest Petaluma

Ha! Fest

Windsor Independent Film Festival


Writer/ Director – Stefan Perez

Producer – Stefan Perez, Adam Carra, Jackson Rosenfeld

Executive Producer – Miles Levin, Cecil Dixon, Miranda Limonczenko

Director of PhotographyJackson Rosenfeld

Editor – Adam Carra

MusicJackson Rosenfeld & The Flat Quack Quartet

Associate Producer – Julian Conrad

1st Assistant Camera – Dale Rio Nido

Assistant Camera – Mario Bosanac

Sound Mixer – Miranda Limonczenko

Art Director – Chip Rio Nido

Dance Choreographer – Anthony Ridley

Song – “Tough Case”

LyricsJackson Rosenfeld

Performed – Anthony Guzman and The Flat Quack Quartet

Based on the novel “Trilby” – Julian Conrad


Stefan Perez and Stella as Russell