Experiencing Interruptions?


A troubled woman finds a frightened robot and promises to bring it home.

  • Cheryl Isaacson
    The Fetch, Out of Pocket
  • Bryan J Miller
  • Laura Long
    Key Cast
  • Cheryl Isaacson
    Cleaner Daze
  • Bryan J MIller
  • Peter J Lindsey
    Cleaner Daze
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, women
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD (Canon C300 mark II)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival
    Santa Cruz
    United States
    October 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Rome International Film Festival
    United States
    November 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Albany Film Festival
    United States
    March 24, 2019
    Nominated for Best Narrative Short / Official Selection
Director Biography - Cheryl Isaacson

Director, Cheryl Isaacson is drawn to unlikely female-driven stories with nuanced characters. Her award-winning micro-thriller, THE FETCH, staring Kathleen Wilhoite, explored the intersection between sexual assault and water scarcity. BLiP, is a gritty magical realism story, centered around a homeless woman and Cheryl's new short SAFETY WORK delves into the reality of a #metoo world.
Cheryl is a commercial director and helm of her production agency, Lincoln Street Studios. She was also Creative Producer on the studio’s latest narrative project, CLEANER DAZE, a dark comedy webseries centered in a teen rehab facility. The multi-award winning show was named IndieWire's #1 web series in 2018.


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Director Statement

From the moment I read the short story (by Bryan J Miller) that would become BLiP, I knew it was special. The unlikely pairing of a homeless woman and a pseudo magical cardboard robot, created an unexpected space for empathy in this film. We observe Georgia from a distance but are drawn into her story and its combination of gallows humor and deep loss.
One of the most challenging and gratifying pieces of the work was creating BLiP's voice in post. I worked closely with our Sound Designer to build a library of vocalizations that would give our robot his own emotional arc. I'm excited to see audiences connect with this curious character.
As a woman director, I'm committed to centering nuanced stories around women - particularly women over 40. The wonderful actor, Laura Long, brings a combination of crass hardness and tenderness to Georgia that honors the reality of women on the margins of society. I'm immensely proud of her work on this film.