Private Project

GUMBALL (Short Film)

GUMBALL explores how a place can mean different things to different people as it follows one night in the life of a rebellious young woman who breaks into a diner after hours. Once inside she ends up discovering what's left of a love story. Jury award winner at Cinequest 2015, winner Best Art/Experimental film at West Chester Film Festival. Official selection of the STIFF, Norwich, Clean Shorts, Santa Monica Teen and Wilmington Film Festivals.

  • Kris Theorin
    Retreat, Alien Communications
  • Kurtis Theorin
    Retreat, Alien Communications
  • Nik Theorin
  • Amy Theorin
  • Olivia Dalessandro
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    student, teen, drama, experimental
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest
    San Jose, CA
    February 7, 2015
    USA Premiere
    Best High School Short Film
  • West Chester Film Festival

    April 24, 2015
  • Clean Shorts
Director Biography - Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin

Kris and Kurtis Theorin, a pair of young film making brothers from Pennsylvania, have been making films together since they were 10 years old. Their films include a series of stop motion animated shorts of which several, including The Call of Farqunglu, played at festivals around the country. Their live action short 'Retreat' recently played at HollyShorts 2014. They really need to get out of the house more often.

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Director Statement

Gumball looks at what a place can mean to different people. We also wanted to see how much of a story we could relate to an audience with just a character, a setting and no dialog.