Experiencing Interruptions?

How it all Started by a Mouse

In a recreation of a pivotal, make or break moment during Walt Disney’s early career Walt was given a choice to work under unfair terms or to give up on his creation, "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit". It was not a simple choice to make and the decision would effect his career and the world of entertainment forever.

  • Max Zabell
  • Max Zabell
  • Cole Peterson
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Abbott
    Key Cast
  • Ken Winkley
    Key Cast
  • Colbe Schicatano
    Key Cast
  • Max Dougherty
  • Colbe Schicatano
  • Betsy Hanrahan
  • Brooke MacArthur
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital/ 24, 35, 85 mm/ DSLR 70D
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Max Zabell

Max Zabell was born in Kirkland Washington and raised in Vancouver Washington. Max started Filmmaking in his 9th grade year at VSAA and was accepted to the film program at CalArts. His genre tends to fall in the narrative film making but has a been known to experiment with avant-garde films.

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Director Statement

I have always been fascinated with the way people tell stories and I think it's incredible how the world of media has changed. I have always dreamed of becoming a film maker ever since I was little and be like one of the greats.