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Allen, a rich hotel owner, gives his selfish and arrogant son, Frank, an ultimatum: work valet for my hotel or get cut off. Angry with his father, Frank decides to make a statement. His plan? Steal two of his father’s prized cars.

  • Kurtis Tautscher
  • Kurtis Tautscher
  • D. Hudson Everett
  • Kevin Librado Suguitan
  • Christian Plata
  • Seth Bowling
    Key Cast
  • Craig Bernstein
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Quint
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Hayes
    Key Cast
  • Lizzy Brent
    Key Cast
  • Claudio Robles
    Key Cast
  • Kapil Talwalkar
    Key Cast
  • Alex Wallis
    Key Cast
  • Nik Petrik
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Valencia
    Key Cast
  • Vikram Valluri
    Director of Photography
  • Ryan Pehrson
    Assistant Camera
  • Sam Lee
    Assistant Director
  • John Uribe
  • Taylor Gilkeson
    Camera Operator
  • Ayelet Haar
    Make-Up and Hair
  • Albert Dera
    BTS Still Photography
  • Michael Coe
    Post-Production Sound
  • Nik Petrik
    Cars provided by
  • Nick Shakoour
    Voice Over and ADR
  • Che Ramirez
  • Dillon Neustadter
  • John Venezia
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED Dragon, 5k, 6k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Kurtis Tautscher

Kurtis has had major success over the last 4 years while attending SFSU. He's had multiple shorts get into film festivals around the world including back to back films in the Cannes film festival in France. With an emphasis in Directing films, Kurtis is expected to Graduate in 2016 and continue his exploration by Directing films in graduate school.

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Director Statement

Through filmmaking I strive to challenge pre-existing genres and styles to create something challenging and different. The psychological connection that society has with film is what drives me to keep exploring the art and developing my directorial skills. As a director I try to focus equally as much on the smallest details of a film as the entire picture itself. My overall goal is to make compelling films that grab attention to very real topics, but present them in a refreshing and relatable way.