Experiencing Interruptions?


Stan is a shy and hopeless romantic who pines after his best friend Cindy. Too scared to risk sharing his true feelings, he instead imagines a world where his action movie heroics woo her time and again. However, when Cindy is offered a job overseas, Stan must man up and mirror the hero of his film fantasies in order to win her heart. During their last celebratory dinner, his failed romantic gestures ricochet from reality into fantasy and back again, right up to the heart-pounding and heart-warming climax that ticks down to the wire.

  • Jake Thomas
  • Erin Brown Thomas
  • Carly Marconi
  • Josh
  • Hans Obma
    Key Cast
    Criminal Minds, Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Teri Reeves
    Key Cast
    "Jake Thomas"
    Once Upon a Time
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Action, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Short Sweet Film Fest
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    March 5, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Best Fiction Film
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    United States
    March 25, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Big Island Film Festival
    Hawaii, Hawaii
    United States
    May 23, 2015
    Pacific Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    United States
    May 2, 2015
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sci-Fi London Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Funcinema Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham, Alabama
    United States
    Southern Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Waterfront Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Lake Erie Film Festival
    Sanduskey, Ohio
    United States
    Official Selection
  • ITSA Film Festival
    Groveland, California
    United States
    November 14, 2015
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    Boulder City, Nevada
    United States
    Western Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Canton Film Festival
    Canton, Ohio
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Cinema at the Edge Film Festival
    Santa Monica, California
    United States
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Erin Brown Thomas

Erin Brown Thomas is a writer/director/editor, who has worked on projects with Selena Gomez, Eminem, Zach Galifianakis, and many more heavy hitters including recent collaborators Lena Dunham, Emmy Rossum, and Elisabeth Moss. 

Erin’s short films have been screened in over 75 festivals worldwide.  Her whimsical and poignant comedic short REKINDLED sold to facebook after playing 12 Oscar Qualifying festivals winning 16 awards.  Other shorts include BUT FIRST… (experimental), HOTWIRE (action-comedy), ADOPTED (series), WILDMAN ATHLETICA, (documentary), and Семья (foreign language).

Erin just finished helming her fifth aerial-arts driven film entitled HUMAN, under her viral-hit production company VERSATILE ASSASSINS. The film will release late summer 2019. 

Her newest short FEELING FLUSH, an LGBTQ+ dramedy, is also currently in festivals. 

Erin shot and produced the 2019 art-house experimental feature SHEDDING. 

Also a skilled editor, Erin cut TOKYO PROJECT for EP Lena Dunham and Emmy-winning director Richard Shepard. The short premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and is currently on HBO.  

Erin was selected as an Artist in Residence for the 2019 Palm Springs International Shortfest. 

She was also a workshop participant in the 2019 Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.

Finally, as Artistic Director, Erin curates the Salute Your Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. 

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