Experiencing Interruptions?

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When help shows up at the door of a down-and-out man, will he be able to accept it?

  • Ela Thier
    Tomorrow Ever After, Foreign Letters,
  • Neal Hemphill
    Julien, Dressed
  • Neal Hemphill
    Julien, Dressed, The Muse
  • Christine Ness
  • Neal Hemphill
    Key Cast
  • Pete Bradbury
    Key Cast
  • Nabil Vinas
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 24, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Reel Recovery Film Festival
    NYC, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale
    February 28, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Awareness Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 28, 2016
  • Queens World Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    March 16, 2018
  • Hopeful Story Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    January 13, 2013
  • New Jersey Recovery Film Festival
    Toms River, NJ
    United States
    June 2, 2018
Director Biography - Ela Thier

Ela Thier, an Israeli-American filmmaker, is a critically acclaimed writer, director and actor. She is known for creating dramedies that bring laughter and tears to diverse audiences across racial and socio-economic lines, and unifies audiences across political spectra.

Thier's critically acclaimed Tomorrow Ever After (2017) won numerous major festival awards and will be released in 2018. Her award-winning feature, Foreign Letters, was distributed by Film Movement (2012) and shown at over 140 festivals world-wide. Thier directed over a dozen short films winning numerous Best Short awards. Her film, A Summer Rain, screened at hundreds of venues and became a YouTube sensation.

Thier worked as a writer-for-hire on Puncture, starring Chris Evans. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and released by Millenium Films (2011). She wrote The Wedding Cow, a romantic comedy produced by Sudwestrundfunk, a major German TV network (2000), winning 18 major festival awards.

Thier is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Film Production Grant (2015), was a nominee of the White House Project Emerging Artist Award (2010), and a recipient of the NYFA Fellowship Grant in Screenwriting (2008). She teaches popular screenwriting, film directing, and producing workshops in New York City, under the alias of The Independent Film School. See filmography at IMDB.

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