Experiencing Interruptions?


A young woman, Desire, has had a few set backs on her journey to finding her place in the entertainment industry. She goes back to selling cars at a used auto dealership, while continuing to pursue her dream. We follow her to a few disappointing meetings. Nonetheless, Desire does not let them get her down, until a so-called friend attempts to play with her emotions in a way Desire does not take lightly causing her to snap. Her life then takes on a new journey when she receives a life changing phone call.

  • Sherina Mikasa
  • Sherina Mikasa
  • Sherina Mikasa
  • Sherina Mikasa
    Key Cast
    Bleeding Heart, Spare Change, Californication, Perception
  • Thom Barry
    Key Cast
    Cold Case, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Texas Chainsaw
  • Llysa Rie Iasaka
    Key Cast
    I Am Wrath
  • Crystal Mantecon
    Key Cast
    Jane the Vigin, Prison Break, Dragon Eyes
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Dramedy
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Sherina Mikasa

Sherina's passion for storytelling began at the early age of 4 years old. She is the oldest of four, having to assist her young single mother in raising her siblings at the age of 8, she realized then that she would have a powerful story to tell one day. After taking a video production elective in 8th grade her passion for entertainment grew to an insatiable curiosity of the whole filmmaking process. In high school she was a member of the drama club. She then went on to earn a BA in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. While there she realized creating her own projects would be the best opportunity to tell the stories she wants to tell.
She has spent many years working in production, with her main focus set on learning all the different jobs it takes to put a production together. Her 1st job in Hollywood was at CBS working as a Page. Then, for many years she worked closely with the producers of the American Music Awards. Working on Dr. 90210 as a production assistant she began on set training in sound engineering. From there, she worked as a freelance sound mixer.
While working in production, she also managed to find work in front of the camera as well. With all of her knowledge and experience she gained both behind and in front of the camera she decided it was time to put it all to use and finally create a short film that she has envisioned since studying film at UCSB.

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Director Statement

Desire is a transformation piece, from the story to writing it, raising the money on Indiegogo, to pre-production, production and post. The entire experience of creating Desire has transformed me in ways I couldn’t imagine. I had no idea how I was going to do it but I believed that I could. Creating an Indiegogo account to raise the money was a challenge that I did not want to take on but I am so grateful that I did because it was the best learning experience in asking for support and receiving it. I have reached another level of respect for the whole filmmaking process. The most important thing I learned is to just do it, get it done and learn whatever is necessary to grow in an exponential way.