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A life changing day. One where no one will ever be the same.

  • Joey Isabel McLellan
    Pursuit Of A Cupcake, director/writter
  • Joey Isabel McLellan
  • Joey Isabel MLellan
  • Kevin Smith
  • Peter McLellan
  • YongMi McLellan
  • Chris La Fountaine
    How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls
  • Joe Gironda
  • Mathew J Schroder
  • Bradley Traver
  • Tania Camargo
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Sullivan"
  • Arjuna Maximus McLellan
    Key Cast
  • Ella Giufre
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspence
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Joey Isabel McLellan

Joey Isabel McLellan was born in Northern California. At the age of 6 she fell in love with theater. Growing up in an art community she always had the ability to be doing a play, one-act, or musical. After college she came across a movie shoot and crossed the filming sign's walking in and watching. On the 3rd day, not knowing she met the highest executive producer and had a job working as a local hire for craft services assistant. After eating up 16 hour days of location shoots, her car one morning caught fire at the film crew's hotel location. The crew passed a hat and the actors matched it. Joey used the money to buy a new car and followed the crew trucks to Los Angeles. She went on to work 25 years behind the scenes on TV and film crews doing camera work, stunts, voice overs and acting rols. During which she got married and had 3 sons. Her oldest son started acting and starred in TV shows. It was during a down time for him when he asked his mom to get him a project. This led to them writing a story and an idea for a short together. At the moment when Joey was going to fall for the belief that she is too small of a person to make a movie by herself, her son said to her "mom you won't know if you can do it if you don't try". Hearing this she knew she had to figure out how to make a film. The story went on to be Joey's first writer/director short Pursuit of a Cupcake which went to the Playhouse West 21st Film Festival. At the festival Joey met the actress that would spur the idea for 6 Minutes. Today Joey still works behind the scenes in Hollywood. She is now stepping it up to directing and producing more of her stories.

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Director Statement

6 Minutes has exceeded my expectations. It all began with a mothers fear for her son going to middle school in today's times. I hate that today's children do shooting drills and have to practice lock down drills. I feel for the ones who pass on from the tragic event of a school shooting and my heart cry's for the ones who live on to begin a new life of silent struggle and fears. We as a society put up the pictures and send prayers to the ones who pass, but what about the ones who live on to have survivors guilt or now the ones who jump at every sound. We tell them they are lucky, give them a bullet proof clear back pack and tell them to go back to school. This is not okay with me as a mother, as an American citizen, and as a film maker.