The Hike (short film)

Prequel to the feature film Shadow of the Lizard

THE HIKE is a short thriller — the prequel to the upcoming feature film SHADOW OF THE LIZARD. It was shot in Albuquerque (in and around the Sandia Peak Tramway). Stylistically, THE HIKE is Hitchcock meets X-FILES with elements of both the classic thriller and a paranormal mystery/adventure.


When two teenagers go on a romantic hike in Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountains, they encounter terror beyond imagination and set in motion a dangerous and unforeseeable chain of events.


  • Directed by Randy Nargi
  • Written & Produced by Jessi Badami
  • Executive Producer/Director of Photography: David Garcia, halflife* digital
  • Producer: Fritz Eberle
  • Associate Producers: Dan Orme-Doutre, Jeff McCord
  • Visual Effects: Brad Swardson, Kevin Taylor
  • Starring Chelsea Aguiar & Joe Gallegos
  • Special thanks: Dan, Jeff, Duncan, Peg, David, Rick, Dave, Elizabeth, Anne, Victor, Andrea, Lance, Margo, Inhye, and Stephan