Private Project


A 21st Century Problem needs a 21st Century word. Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.

  • David Moriya
  • David Moriya
  • Hugo Fowler
  • David Moriya
  • Hugo Fowler
    Key Cast
  • Ruth Solorzano
    Key Cast
  • Justine Sierakowski
    Key Cast
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    Comedy, drama, social issue
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - David Moriya

The New York love affair of California native, to David Moriya, story is essential. Having little to no budget on each of his films, creativity flourishes to find solutions to every situation. By starting with the vision of the edit, David writes the story to direct and shoot the image the way the story needs to be told, but working in collaboration and considering other ideas is all about the process of creativity as a team. As a street photographer, David creates moments of reality into a still frame, but juxtaposing millions of frames is how David expresses himself through story.

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Director Statement

From a simple idea came a story to tell. In our early production relationship, Hugo Fowler came to me with an idea and story of a current social issue. I wrote the script, we planned out the shots, and took an afternoon to shoot all of it. This became our first and favorite piece.