Pause of the Clock

College roommates Dylan and Rob are making a movie called “Crueler than Truth” with a group of their friends in Colorado and Chicago. During the shoot, Dylan stumbles upon Rob’s diary and secretly begins reading it. His unsettling discoveries about who Rob really is, combined with his own hidden attraction towards him, gradually mix with the “film within the film” to create a fragmented reality. Filmed in 16mm in 1995-1996 and recently completed after a successful Kickstarter campaign, "Pause of the Clock" is a living time capsule that plays with the boundaries between the real and the imagined.

  • Rob Christopher
    Director
  • Rob Christopher
    Writer
  • Rob Christopher
    Producer
  • Franklin Woodland
    Producer
  • Robert S. Hamer
    Producer
  • Andy Steadham
    Producer
  • D.C. Vito
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Andries
    Key Cast
  • Dylan Lorenz
    Key Cast
  • Gavin Meyer
    Key Cast
  • Kay Krasin
    Key Cast
  • Lamar Holley
    Key Cast
  • Lesley Walbridge
    Key Cast
  • Phil Jones
    Key Cast
  • Rob Christopher
    Key Cast
  • Scot Livingston
    Key Cast
  • Tchavdar Georgiev
    Key Cast
  • Tchavdar Georgiev
    Cinematographers
    The Desert of Forbidden Art, Finders Keepers
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1.37
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 38th Denver Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    November 7, 2015
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Rob Christopher

Rob Christopher graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 1997. He co-edited Tchavdar Georgiev’s "Kosher Messiah," a personal documentary about anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union. He served as a features/documentaries programmer for the 29th Reeling Film Festival. He has written about film, cocktails, and sundry other Chicago topics for the website Chicagoist since 2006. Author of the books "100 Spinning Plates" and "Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie," he has also written articles for such publications as the Chicago Reader and American Libraries, and wrote the introduction to the young adult edition of "Sad Stories of the Death of Kings," by Barry Gifford. An active contributor to CINE-FILE, an independent cineaste web resource, he is currently working on a project titled 3 Things about 1000 Movies. He lives in Chicago.

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