Touring Man

A musical short drama in the tradition of "Once" or "Whiplash," following a hapless, traveling folk singer as he attempts to reconcile his relationship with his estranged daughter with a musical performance.

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  • Robert Kiraz
    The Merchant, Not Alone (web series)
  • Chris Ibanez
  • Darya Danesh
  • Paul Shoemehl
    Key Cast
  • Willa Darian
    Key Cast
  • Davison Lockesley
    Key Cast
  • Cyrus Zoghi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Musical Drama, Drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
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Director Biography - Robert Kiraz

A graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Robert has always been drawn to intimate stories that explore the human condition. As a writer / director, his films have won numerous awards. He also is an entrepreneur and founder of, a web application that thousands of film productions use to create, send, and track call sheets.

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Director Statement

This story follows Stuart as he attempts to mend the broken relationship with his teenage daughter with a musical night out on the town. As his plans for the perfect evening fall apart, he must come to terms that some things can't be fixed with good intentions and a catchy song.

This is a simple story. It’s a human story. It’s about a touring musician who is split between a career on the road and his family; and his shortcomings on both fronts.

Based on the true story of a traveling folk-artist-turned-actor, Paul Schoemehl (Wonderground), who stars in the short and performs 3 original songs.