Private Project

The Vacancy (short film)

A husband and wife's marriage is put to the test when a handsome young border moves into their guest house.

  • James Dinkins
    The Vacancy (stage adaptation)
  • James Dinkins
    The Wedding Party Blues, December Sons
  • James Dinkins
    The Vacancy (stage adaptation)
  • Richard J. Dubin
    Vitals, Adaline, Zola Jumped In
  • Siaka Massaqoi
    Key Cast
    Providence, "Lethal Weapon" (TV Series), Consinsual
  • Keena Ferguson
    Key Cast
    "Atlanta" (TV Series), American Hero, Redline
  • Dylan Ramsey
    Key Cast
    "24 Legacy" (TV Series), "NCIS L.A." (TV Series), Beta
  • Ananya Kepper
    Key Cast
    Zola Jumped In, "The Office" (TV Series)
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romantic Thriller, Suspense, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Hollywood Black FiIm Festival
    Ricardo Montalban Theatre
    October 13, 2013
    North American Premiere
  • San Diego Black Film Festival
    Reading Cinema
    January 29, 2016
    nominated for Best Short
  • L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    May 30, 2016
    Winner - Silver Award
  • Love in Color Shorts Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 25, 2018
Director Biography - James Dinkins

Writer/Director James Dinkins was born & raised in suburban Philadelphia. Since moving out to Los Angeles, Dinkins assisted producers by day and honed his screenwriting skills by night. He turned one such screenplay-- "The Vacancy"-- into a self-financed short film which he produced and directed.

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