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Jake is an usher at a movie theater. He gives insight as to what it's like to be a part of creating an enjoyable movie going experience. There are good times times to be had at the theater, but Jake has to find a way to balance the dramas of growing up, while pursuing his passions. Ultimately, he has to decide if chasing after his dreams is a worthwhile way to live.

  • Joel White
  • Joel White
  • Joel White, Jesse White, Jay White
  • Joel White, Hunter Carrigan, Preston Savelle, Craig Jerpi, Josiah Rizzo, Britney Tomberlin Gendron, Gabrielle Glenn, Jessica Platt, John Fennessy
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    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Joel White

Joel grew up in DFW Texas and began making movies from a young age. His growing passion led him to the University of North Texas to pursue a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. After obtaining his degree, Joel began taking more career steps towards the film industry in the form of acting, writing, directing, and producing independent films.

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Director Statement

I wrote and directed Usher, hoping that I would be able to convey the importance, relevancy, and nostalgia of movie theaters and their employees in an entertaining way. Technology is expanding so rapidly and everything is at the fingertips of the consumer, nearly wiping out the need for traditional multiplex outings. Although I don't believe this type of viewing experience will ever become obsolete, I hope that Usher will encourage people to join others outside of their homes to watch cinema as part of a collective audience. Watching movies on the big, silver screen is where I first started to dream and believe that I could be anything I wanted to be. When sitting in a theater, with the house lights dim, enthralled by the pictures, I occasionally notice that the other viewers are not only watching the movie with their friends and family, but with me as well. We share the viewership as the audience and there is an unspoken camaraderie of support in each others dreams and passions. Usher is about the movie going experience and hopefully it will deliver one that is entertaining and inspirational.