Experiencing Interruptions?

The Ultimate No-Show

This film was conceived and born from much pain and personal growth. It is here to be used as a tool to educate others of the horrific experience of my involvement with a con man. It is my personal opinion that situations like this occur much more frequently than the general public would guess. The aftermath of such an involvement is humiliation, shame, guilt, disbelief and a shakedown of your inner world down to your very core. You are broken and forever changed. I would imagine that most victims build a wall to hide behind. I am not that victim. I have decided to not let this define me or ruin my life. In order for deception to dissipate and healing to occur, I had to shine the light of truth into my inner darkness. It wasn’t easy. At times I begged God to take me home. As I look in the mirror today, I am in awe of the woman looking back at me. I survived the worst ordeal of my life and came out on the other side so much better than I have ever been.
A major thing that I wanted to accomplish in telling my story is doing it in such a way that when the film is over, the viewer would be able to identify with and understand how such a thing can happen. Being conned doesn’t mean the victim is stupid. There are 1,000 reasons why it happens. Stupidity isn’t one of them. It is my prayer that my story touches you.

On the technical side….
This movie was filmed exclusively with an Iphone 6+. The audio was recorded with the phone as well. I knew nothing about Apple products before making this film. I was, “flying by the seat of my pants,” so to speak. I attended several Apple classes and pestered Apple employees on the phone and in person until I was able to accomplish my vision. I wrote, narrated, filmed, and edited it myself. I did it all myself but I had a lot of help along the way. There was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Somehow, through it all, I healed myself of the atrocity that came into my life.

  • Laura Workman
  • Laura Workman
  • Laura Workman
  • Laura Workman
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Milwaukee Women's Film Festival
    United States
    August 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • IPhone Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
Director Biography - Laura Workman

Laura is a Cleveland native, living there for most of her life. She has enjoyed several careers in her life including being a youth minister, restaurant owner and real estate agent. Singing and acting have always been Laura's deepest passions. After her horrible experience with the con man she decided to look in her heart for the answers. The answers came and here is the result. Only you can choose to be a victim or become victorious.

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Director Statement

My experience with the con man totally turned my life upside down. I was shaken and devastated to the core. Here is my story. I survived to tell it.