Private Project


One man's quest to speak with the right person and obtain the correct form in order to request a new light bulb so he can finish an Efficiency Report that's due in five minutes 3½ hours ago.

WINNER - Best Narrative Short (Cannes World Film Festival, France)
WINNER - Best Comedy (Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Japan)
WINNER - Best Actor Comedy (The Brightside Film Festival, USA)
FINALIST - Best Comedy Film (Reno Comedy Film Festival, USA)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India)
HONORABLE MENTION (New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany)

  • Joshua Will
    Mulligan (2001)
  • David Carey
    Vampires! Horror!
  • David Carey
    Vampires! Horror!
  • Joshua Will
    Key Cast
    The Last Time I Saw Richard and Diedre (2018)
  • Jim Robinson
    Key Cast
    Gorkha Protector
  • Jen Maren
    Key Cast
    "Kim Lee"
    The Funeral
  • Dennis Curley
    Key Cast
    "Custodial Engineer"
    Vampires! Horror!
  • Andrea Guildord
    Key Cast
  • Kelly Kohlbacher
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Boat
    Key Cast
    "The Office Gollum"
    The Theater of Public Policy
  • Jim Cunningham
    Key Cast
    "Diversity Committee (Smith)"
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satire
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    February 20, 2021
    Best Narrative Short Film
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    July 1, 2021
    Best Comedy
  • Brightside Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    May 16, 2021
    Best Actor (Comedy) - Joshua Will
Director Biography - David Carey

David is a filmmaker and video producer located in Minneapolis, MN. His company, Show & Tell Group develops and produces commercials, corporate communications and short films.

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Director Statement

I am intent on creating engaging media that inspires and educates using story and metaphor as the primary foundation. Give facts and you have delivered data. Tell a story of those facts and you have engaged the heart and imagination of the audience."