Experiencing Interruptions?


Michael runs a diner frequented by people looking for casual sex. Loveless, he swoons over the most recent visitor, Brandt. When Brandt reveals he’s not interested in love, Michael takes the rejection poorly to say the least.

  • Jason Karman
  • Jason Karman
  • Steve Menchions
  • Kyle Toy
  • Hayley Ashenden
  • Jason Karman
  • Steve Bradley
    Key Cast
  • Garett Black
    Key Cast
  • Gareth Rees
    Key Cast
  • Stirling Bancroft
    Director of Photography
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Gay, LGBT, Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2014
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    HD, Digital, Alexa
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  • Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    September 25, 2014
    World Premiere
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
    Vancouver, Canada
    November 7, 2014
    North American Premiere
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    November 20, 2014
    US Premiere
  • Image+Nation Montreal Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    Montreal, Canada
    November 22, 2014
    Montreal Premiere
  • BFI Flare
    London, United Kingdom
    March 27, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Boston LGBT Film Festival
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    April 12, 2015
    Boston Premiere
  • Inside/Out Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    Toronto, Canada
    May 25, 2015
    Toronto Premiere
  • Shanghai Pride Film Festival
    Shanghai, China
    June 15, 2015
    Chinese Premiere
  • Rio Festival Gay de Cinema
    Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
    July 3, 2015
    South American Premiere
  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival
    Dublin, Ireland
    August 1, 2015
    Irish Premiere
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    Vancouver, Canada
    August 16, 2015
  • Oslo/Fusion Film Festival
    Oslo, Norway
    September 11, 2015
    Scandinavian Premiere
  • Nottingham Alternative Film Network
    Nottingham, UK
    September 19, 2015
  • Seattle Local Sightings Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington, USA
    September 28, 2015
    Seattle Premiere
  • Festival Face a Face - Saint-Etienne
    Saint-Etienne, France
    November 21, 2015
    French Premiere
Director Biography - Jason Karman

Jason Karman is a Vancouver-based screenwriter and director whose films have screened at festivals in Brazil, Hong Kong, China, across Europe, United States and Canada. He received the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2011, and in 2015 was recipient of the Jury Choice Award at Reel Pride Winnipeg.

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Director Statement

Struggling with both his sexuality and living in a small town, Michael is desperate to understand what love is. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”, when Michael really likes someone and believes he has a connection with them, his unrealistic expectations set in and they reject him, unleashing an insecure and controlling monster.