Three Seconds Later


The story that forever changed a community.

On December 5th, 2017 four men were working on a corn farm when they hit a natural gas pipeline. The resulting explosion took the lives of two farmers, a father and son. This tragedy had a devastating impact on the farmers' families and the entire community around them.


American Advertising Awards: Gold - Public Service Online Film
American Advertising Awards: Bronze - Video Editing
Austin Film Festival: Official Selection
Austin Indie Fest: Official Selection
Deep Focus Film Festival: Honorable Mention
Deep in the Heart Film Festival: Official Selection
Denver Underground Film Festival: Best Short Documentary
Lake Travis Film Festival: Official Selection
Next International Film Festival of Houston: Official Selection
NYC Short Documentary Film Festival: Official Selection
Rockport Film Festival: Official Selection
The Telly Awards: Gold - Education & Training
The Telly Awards: Gold - Health & Safety
The Telly Awards: Gold - Cinematography
The Telly Awards: Silver - People’s Telly
The Telly Awards: Silver - Sound Design
The Telly Awards: Bronze - Documentary
WēVē TV: Official Selection
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Gold Remi Winner

Client: Drain Tile Safety Coalition

PR Firm: Cyera Strategies

Directors: Justin Sweidel & Christopher Shepherd

Producer: Christopher Shepherd

Director of Photography & Drone: Justin Sweidel

Edit & Sound Design: Sam Baiamonte

News Footage: WIFR 23 & WGN 9

Cell Phone Media: First Responders

Sound Mix/Master: Christopher Bourque

Color/Finishing: Justin Sweidel

Music: The Bows - Access Granted | Yehezkel Raz - Dawn | Michael Vignola - Parting Salutation | Muted - Staring | Michael Vignola - They Should Have Seen It Coming

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“We’ve shown this film to farmers all over the country, some of the toughest people on earth, and the entire audience has tears in their eyes. This film is making an impact.”

Deanna Centurion, Drain Tile Safety Coalition