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After being frozen by his fear of failure, a young man's marriage is pushed to the breaking point. He must either rediscover his own confidence and self-worth, or risk losing everything under the weight of self-doubt.

  • George Carrillo
    Director
  • David Beardsley
    Writer
  • George Carrillo
    Writer
  • George Carrillo
    Producer
  • Louis Rocky Bacigalupo
    Producer
  • Louis Rocky Bacigalupo
    Key Cast
    "ROB"
  • Soraïa Scicchitano
    Key Cast
    "SUSANNAH"
  • Rebecca Eve
    Key Cast
    "ALEXA"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 48 seconds
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sunnyside Shorts International Film Festival 2021
    Sunnyside, NY
    United States
    September 25, 2021
    New York Premiere
    Audience Award Winner
  • Manhattan Rep’s STORIES Film Festival 2021
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 15, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Northwest of NYC Film Festival
    Pearl River, NY
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • New York Istanbul Short Film Festival 2021
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 10, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - George Carrillo

Born & raised in New York City, George is an emerging independent filmmaker and jack of all trades who has adapted to all needed positions in the film & television industry, though his area of expertise is primarily as a Writer/Director/Editor. He graduated from Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication with a degree in filmmaking.

In 2012, while at Hofstra, George’s student film “My Angel” was an official selection of the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM). After graduating, George worked in supporting roles in various projects in the film & television industry to expand his experience. However his passion for working on his own independent films, led him to want to further expand his knowledge of the workings of the industry. In 2018 he enrolled in continuing studies at the New York Film Academy where he created 3 short films, one of which, titled “Damned Are The Lost”, was an official selection of 3 film festivals: Art Slope 2019-Shorts in the Slope Film Festival; Manhattan Rep’s Stories Film Festival 2019 & The Brightside Film Festival 2019.

George continues to create projects in spite of the challenges he faces with a physical disability he has had since he was a young boy. George struggles with an unspecified neuromuscular disorder which causes unpredictable muscle spasms that can be so debilitating at times that he is unable to stand or sit without intense pain. His episodes can last a day or as long as a few weeks. However his most recent major episode in 2019 led him to be hospitalized and he still currently is working on his road to full recovery.

In spite of his physical limitations, George has been inspired through the pandemic to still create. Even during recovery, he adapted by using technology like ZOOM meetings to work on various projects & has recently returned to work on film shoots and is presently in post-production of his next short film titled “Broken Puzzle”.

George hopes that through his work, he can show others that no one should be held back by their own limitations or by those imposed by their environment in a post-COVID world, but simply be driven by the reach of their imagination.”

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