Experiencing Interruptions?


Cecilia's ex-boyfriend visits her apartment to record audition videos during her last year in LA. Unfortunately, rejection is taking its toll on her.

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  • Jim McQuaid
  • Jim McQuaid
  • Jim McQuaid
  • Lilly Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Rafalson
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Just plain quirky
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Athens international film and video festival
    Athens, Ohio
    April 9, 2016
Director Biography - Jim McQuaid

Jim McQuaid is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he wasted many hours at Cinema Guild showings and the early Ann Arbor Film Festival presentations. He taught photography and the history of photography and ran the Oral History Project at the International Museum of Photograpy at George Eastman House. In addition to his lifelong love of film, he is the author of The Guide To American Photographic Collections and co-author of Photography: Source & Resource. He frittered away a decade or so working in high technology marketing and product management until he realized that telling stories of people was more fun than telling stories about products. He returned to film production in the 1990s just as digital video began to change the dynamics of filmmaking.

McQuaid's film work focuses on everyday human relationships; his films have been shown at a wide range of film festivals from Charlotte to Capetown.

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Director Statement

I walked around with the basic idea of this short in my head and in my notebooks for about five years: seeing an actress go downhill but only through the lens of audition videos. I originally thought it had to be done with audition material drawn from real works. Once I realized that approach would create a huge copyright problem, I was freed to dream up the audition material myself and the script came to life. I’ve personally recorded over 200 audition videos, by the way.