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For Evin and Nancy life is perfect, but one night changes everything.

  • Cindy Maples
    Director
  • Cindy Maples
    Writer
  • Cindy Maples
    Producer
  • Cindy Maples, Rusty James
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Southwest Indiana Film Festival
    Jasper, IN
    October 3, 2015
    Indiana Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Southwest Indiana Film Festival
    Jasper, IN
    October 3, 2015
    Best Actress
  • The Open Door Film Festival
    London, UK
    November 4, 2015
    Best Thriller
  • Directed by Women worldwide viewing event
    Owensboro, KY
    September 5, 2015
    Kentucky Premiere
  • WOMAN UP Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 3, 2015
    LA Premiere
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles, CA
    December 3, 2015
  • Indie Film Festival
    Switzerland
    December 19, 2015
  • Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival
    Centraila, IL
    January 9, 2016
    Illinois Premiere
    Spirit Award
  • The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series
    Jersey City, NJ
    March 6, 2016
  • The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
    Evansville, IN
    April 8, 2016
    Evansville Premiere
    Spirit Award
  • Top Shorts
    Online
    United States
    May 1, 2016
    Online Premiere
    Special Mention
  • MayDay Film Festival
    Evansville
    United States
    May 21, 2016
    Best Short Film, Best Actress
  • Hoosierdance International Film Festival
    Kokomo
    United States
    June 25, 2016
  • Festigious
    Online
    United States
    November 1, 2016
  • Imaginarium Convention
    Louisville
    United States
    October 7, 2016
    Louisville Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Indiana Short Film Festival
    Danville
    United States
    October 9, 2016
  • Lexington Short Film Festival
    Lexington, KY
    United States
    November 13, 2016
    Best Picture
  • AOF Action on Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 18, 2017
    Nevada
  • Louisville International Festival of Film
    Louisville
    United States
    September 15, 2017
  • 48 Independent Short Film Festival
    Hollywood - Director's Guild of America
    United States
    March 15, 2018
Director Biography - Cindy Maples

My love for acting started with speech competition's in the six grade, where I performed "Who's on First" by Abbot & Costello, as well as Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart". I studied Mass Communications and Theatre at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Some of my credits include roles in movies such as WIDOW, HELL IS FULL, THE CREEPY DOLL and most recently BETHLEHEM and WIG'd OUT. I feel just as comfortable on the stage as I do in front of the camera. I have performed at the Evansville Civic Theatre, Evansville Museum Dinner Theatre and The Stage Company in Carbondale, IL. Some of my roles onstage include Molly in the SMELL OF THE KILL; Roz in MOON OVER BUFFALO; Nurse Kelly in HARVEY and Frank N Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. I recently made my directorial debut with the short film RANDOM. I not only directed but also wrote, produced and starred in RANDOM, it is currently on the film festival circuit where it has already won Best Short Film and Best Actress at the Southwest Indiana Film Festival. When I'm not acting, I spend time reading everything I can get my hands on. I am an avid horror movie fanatic and will watch anything that holds out hope of scaring me.

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Director Statement

As you can see from the production photos directing while you're half naked and covered in blood can be a challenge. Especially when you're a first time director. But after 4 years of having this story in my head I decided enough was enough and I took pen to paper and brought these characters to life. With the help of my amazing friends and colleagues I feel that we accomplished what we set out to do. Tell a great story, visually and do it in a short amount of time. I hope you enjoy Random, it was certainly a labor of love for me to make.