Experiencing Interruptions?

One Shot

Kenny has been scared all his life to stand up for what he thought was right, that is until he meets Rosie. Kenny decides to ask the woman he loves out on a date, but there are a couple of things standing in his way. There is her boyfriend and a robber that has other intentions instead of drinking coffee. No matter the situation Kenny has “one shot” to ask her out, will he take it? or not?

  • Julius B. Kelly
  • Julius B. Kelly
  • Cesar G. Orellana
  • Julius B. Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Sidiki Fofana
    Key Cast
  • Stan J. Adams
    Key Cast
  • Stacey Giambastiani
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin , Texas
    United States
    September 5, 2019
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hudson Valley Film Festival
    Warwick , New York
    United States
    August 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Everybody Digital Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    Brooklyn , NY Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime Video
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Julius B. Kelly

Julius has been making films since 2006. He has worked on several television projects under MojoCreative Group, “The Mun2 Look,” where he served as second assistant camera, which aired on Mun2 television network, and “E Asylum,” where he served as a host from 2007 to 2010, which airs on TUN (The University Network). Aside from directing, Julius’ credits also include actor, entertainment writer, producer, assistant director, cameraman, and casting director.

His short film “Forgiveness” as a writer/actor/director have been critically acclaimed and honored.

Julius was awarded the Iago Award for Director and Writer (2010 JamFest Indie Film Festival) for the film "Forgiveness". The film was also awarded the Silver Award for Short Drama at the 2010 JamFest Indie Film Festival.

“Forgiveness” was also an official selection of the 2010 New Filmmakers Spring Series in NYC.

His music video interpretation “Cold Desert,” as a writer/director was awarded third place winner at the 4th Annual North Hudson International Short Film Festival.

The film, “Angel to Help Me Sleep,” in which he co-directed with Giancarlo Orellana, was an official selection at the 2010 New Jersey Film Festival.

In 2010 Julius co-founded the production company, Sunnyside Down Productions with Giancarlo Orellana and Christina Chu, to produce and promote independent film projects. At this time Julius remains as the Director of Sunnyside Down Productions.

The comedy "Jackin' Carlos" written by Christina Chu and directed by Julius B. Kelly was an official selection of the 2011 Hell's Kitchen Film Festival, NYC.

"Jackin' Carlos" won the Silver Award at the Jam Fest Indie Film Festival in 2011.

The short film "Un Amor Ilicito" written by Christina Chu and directed by Julius B. Kelly won top honors at the 5th Annual North Hudson International Short Film Festival.

Julius was featured in "The Hudson Reporter" after their win at the 5th Annual North Hudson International Short Film Festival.

Julius recent films "Ploy" and “Wait for Me” has gained numerous accolades across the country. Ploy was also an official selection at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2016 and took home the award for Best Short and Best Lead Actor at the 2016 Urban Action Showcase Expo sponsored by Cinemax/HBO.

Julius recently directed “Black & Blue” and the comedy “One Shot”. He is working on his passion project feature film “GOOD MEN” at this time.

Julius received his B.A. in Media Arts from New Jersey City University and currently lives in New Jersey with his family.

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Director Statement

I wanted to take this time and share a couple of words about my short film “One Shot”. The following film was shot during one day in the winter of 2016. I wanted to explore the story of courage within a person set in comedy. I grew up watching 80’s comedy from the late director John Hughes such as “Ferris Buller’s Day Off”, “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” to name a few. The aesthetic of the film from the color to the original score. The journey of Kenny our protagonist is the definition of risking it all for what he believes is right by following his heart. I had a small window to get this message across and I believe the viewer will be able to relate as well.