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After a bad day at work, David (Andre Hall - Tyler Perry's LOVE THY NEIGHBOR TV series) literally runs into Hannah (Marion Kerr - DARK SKIES / HEART OF NOW), a beautiful and strange young woman. For their first date, David nervously tries to create the perfect evening but Hannah's odd yet charming behavior turns dinner into a disaster. Trying to redeem the night, he proposes a 'do-over' and takes her on the ultimate first-date adventure. As the magical evening comes to a close, David discovers there's more to learn about Hannah than he could ever possibly imagine.

  • Brian James Crewe
  • Marion Kerr
    Golden Earrings, Misdirected
  • Hugh Aodh O'Brien
    A New York Heartbeat, Father vs Son
  • Brian James Crewe
  • Marion Kerr
    Key Cast
    Dark Skies, Golden Earrings
  • Andre Hall
    Key Cast
    Love Thy Neighbor
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2012
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED, 5D, 7D
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dances with Films
    Los Angeles, CA
    June 6, 2012
    World Premiere
  • Dixie Film Festival
    Athens, GA
    October 6, 2012
    Best Comedy Short
  • Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale, Fl
    November 11, 2012
    Best American Short Film
  • American Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 3, 2012
    Best Short Film
  • Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
    Des Mines, IA
    November 9, 2012
    Distinctive Achievement - Short Film, Actress, Direction, Cinematography, Casting
  • Studio City Film Festival
    Studio City, CA
    February 8, 2013
    Best Actress
  • Northern California Film Festival
    Modesto, CA
    February 28, 2013
    Audience Award - Best Short Film
  • Berlin Independent Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    February 17, 2013
    European Premiere
  • WorldFest Houston
    Houston, TX
    April 20, 2013
    Platinum Remi - Romanic/Comedy
  • Honolulu Film Awards
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    May 4, 2013
    Gold Kahuna Award
  • Snake Alley Festival of Film
    Burlington, IA
    June 8, 2013
    Best Sci-Fi Film
  • Las vegas Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    July 21, 2013
    Silver Ace Award
  • Film Shift Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    October 13, 2013
    Uplifting FIlm Award
  • HollyShorts
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 28, 2014
    Audience Award - Best Short Film
  • Underexposed Film Festival, YC
    Rock Hill, SC
    United States
    November 16, 2013
    Festival Director’s Choice
  • Rose City Comic Con - GeekFest Film Fest
    Portland, OR
    United States
    September 21, 2014
    Audience Award - Best of Fest
  • Ventura Comic Con - GeekFest Film Fest
    Ventura, CA
    United States
    September 12, 2014
    Audience Award - Best of Fest
Distribution Information
  • ShortsHD
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Theatrical, Free TV
  • IndieFlix
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
  • Amazon
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video / Disc
Director Biography - Brian James Crewe

Brian has directed numerous projects including commercials for PRINCESS CRUISES as well as the award winning short films FAR, ELECTORAL EMISSIONS and LEARNING TO FLY.

Brian co-produced the zombie cult classic DANCE OF THE DEAD, which was released by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Underground through Lions Gate Films. He produced and edited the feature films FATHER VS. SON, a Christmas comedy which won the Houston Critics Society's Award for Best Premiere at Houston WorldFest and the thriller GOLDEN EARRINGS, winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at ShockerFest and IndieSpirit Film Festivals. Brian also directed DVD making of documentaries for all three features.

Brian is originally from Minneapolis MN, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. For more information visit www.FilmCrewe.com

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Director Statement

The making of FAR is an incredible tale. However, unlike most independent productions with dozens of horror stories about what went wrong, FAR is an example of what went right.

FAR was conceived in the lobby of a movie theater, LA's NEW BEVERLY CINEMA to be exact, while I was talking with my friend Marion Kerr. I produced a feature film she wrote and directed called GOLDEN EARRINGS (Official Selection: Dances with FIlms 2010). I told her I wanted to produce less and direct more. She said she wanted to write more and direct less. It didn't take long for me to give her a concept to work on. The script she delivered a month later was brilliant.

Problems gathering the crew? Nope. DP George Feucht is an old friend from USC FIlm School and shot two features I produced, DANCE OF THE DEAD and FATHER vs. SON. Producer Hugh O'Brien was a natural choice as he and I were already writing a feature length time-travel yarn called BUILDING TIME and have worked on several projects together. Now, you might be noticing a pattern in my crew choices. In fact, if you look at IMDb, you'll notice a lot of repeat names from films I produced, including FATHER vs. SON Costume Designer Mary Beth Sterling. As a producer, I've been gathering a team of people I like to work with for several years. Just because I was helping make movies for other filmmakers doesn't mean I wasn't getting ready for my own directing projects.

Casting my writer Marion Kerr as the charming, yet perplexing Hannah was a no-brainer. While she is an exceptional writer, she's an actress first and foremost and this is the eighth project I've cast her in. It won't be the last. In contrast, choosing Andre Hall to play David was a bit of a surprise. The part was written for a man in his 30's and Andre is in his mid-20s. However, his charm and talent dictated a minor change to the character.

Now don't go thinking there weren't challenges involved in FAR's Los Angeles based production. Take for example the number of locations in Marion's script. In a marathon five day production, we visited Norwalk's GOLF N' STUFF (a site made famous in the original KARATE KID), restaurants in Sherman Oaks and the Sunset Strip, a baseball field in Encino, Santa Monica's famed Third Street Promenade and Pier, THE NEW BEVERLY CINEMA, and a rather bold fully lit night exterior in the middle of the street in front of my apartment without a permit. I have nice neighbors, what can I say?

While post-production is the Achilles heel of many an indie director, I happen to have an inside track. I earn my day to day living as an editor. A little post-production assistance was provided by colleagues of mine from the G4 Network, including co-editor Carl DeGrazio and visual effect artists Aaron Gorney and Adam Jenkins. My time at USC paid off again when fellow alumni and Emmy Award winning sound designer DJ Lynch joined the crew.

Completing the post-production team was composer Darren Fung, another veteran of my FATHER vs SON team. Darren recorded his score at LA's EastWest Studios with the musicians performing on the same stage Frank Sinatra used to sing his classic MY WAY. Their instruments were captured by the same mixing console used by Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson's THRILLER.

In the end, did making FAR involve many long hours and sleepless nights? Yes.

Did everyone work hard for next to nothing? HELL YES!!!

Are there any horror stories? Not really.

I got to make a film I believed in with my many talented friends. We were able to work on locations and stages that inspired our career choices and now we get to share the result of that experience with an audience. There are no horror stories in this production. There is only the desire to get the team back together and do it all again....

Well that and maybe pay everyone a bit more.

Brian James Crewe, Director