Private Project


Four teenage girls the morning after a party where the youngest of the group wakes up to find out she is a victim of sexual assault. The friends DEBATE what to do the police, tell their parents or keep it a secret.

  • Carmen Elly Wilkerson
    A Guy Walks Into A Bar
  • Carmen Elly Wilkerson
    A Guy Walks Into A Bar
  • Carmen Elly Wilkerson
  • Alex Georges - Co Producer
  • Sylvia Franklin
  • Gigi LeMaire
    Key Cast
  • Lex Scott Davis
    Key Cast
  • Alina Mae Wilson
    Key Cast
  • Thema Chapple
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Black Harvest
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 25, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Burbank International
    Burbank, Ca.
    September 11, 2015
    West Coast Premiere
    Nominated Best Short, Best Actress - Gigi LeMaire
  • UrbanWorld
    September 26, 2015
    East Coast Premiere
Director Biography - Carmen Elly Wilkerson

Carmen is an alumnus of The American Film Insitute's Directing Program. Her film, A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR, starring Fred Savage, WON many awards including the coveted Director’s Guild Student Award. It showed at The American Pavilion at the Caann Film Festival and after it’s broadcast debut on Showtime, Variety called it a 'mini cult classic'! Carmen was chosen for The Guy Hanks Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship and spent a year in the CBS Director Training Program. In 2012 her feature screenplay, EVEN FLYGIRLS GETS THE BLUES made it to the finals of the Sundance Writer’s Lab. Just recently Carmen was nominated for the FOX Global Directing Initiative.

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Director Statement

The Reunion is my 8th short film. I'm very proud of this film and want everyone who sees it to know it was made with the hearts of many. Largely funded through a successful Indiegogo Campaign, It's a personal story that I believe will resonate with young, and not so young people who have ever found themselves face to face with the subject of sexual assault. Someone recently saw my film and said they loved it, but the only problem she had was that no white people where in it. I found that comment sad and short-sighted because this film tells a universal story. It's for this reason, I'm looking to screen at festivals that appreciate and acknowledge films with people of color and women. If your festival believes diversity should be celebrated, then you're the festival I'm interested in! This film not only entertains but educates and by merely showing it in public, more awareness around the subject of sexual assault will be created. Thank you for the opportunity. Carmen Elly Wilkerson