Insecure comedian Casey Carmichael, stuck in a vicious cycle of failed relationships must not only battle his own morals but that of his friend's when an opportunity for true romance arrives. A poor snap-decision results in choosing the wrong woman when he then comes face to face with his worst nightmare.

  • Travis DW Thompson
  • Daniel Bingham
  • Cody Clay
  • Travis Thompson
    A Shift in Thinking
  • Francesco De Francesco
    Key Cast
  • Krista Barzso
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Panasonic HD digital 1:85 to 1
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  • Toronto, ON
    September 29, 2016
    Toronto Film School Festival of films
Distribution Information
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Travis DW Thompson

To direct a film has always been some fantastical pipedream: always in the stratosphere, never truly attainable. This short film will be full of laughs, crude content, real talk, and pleasant surprises. This was the opportunity to lead a team of creative and talented filmmakers to reach a common goal of transforming ink on paper into life: imitating art!

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Director Statement

Why I often contemplate what motivates people to do what they do in their everyday lives. A question posed is one person looking to another for answers? The script selected was to bring to life that which spoke to me, much like a question posed, by a fellow writer seeking an answer in the form of motion picture.
The main character Casey Carmichael leads a seemingly interesting life, but in reality attempts to fill some void with alcohol & comic relief. A recurring theme is happiness; our hero knows it is missing, he knows he wants to find it, yet his choices do not quite allow him to do so. Within the composition of tight framing is an attempt to force the audience toward unease. I will change focal points, underexpose low aspects. Align certain aspects of this film to off-set light hearted moments and contrast the decision-making processes with our lead's state of mind, within his chance encounters of the supporting roles.