"The Video Store" is a short film about aliens taking over Bakersfield in 1995. The film directly ties into plans for an escape room to be housed at Real Escape Bakersfield. Written and directed By Rickey Bird, co-founder of Bakersfield-based Hectic Films, the film provides the backstory for the escape room experience. Hectic Films hopes to raise $6,000 to complete the film and escape room. Once the room is completed, it will be open for at least one year. Part of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.