Rubin and Lily just got married, are expecting a baby, and are driving off into the sunset. It was supposed to be the best day of their lives...

  • Craig Ouellette
    $TRIP, The Muse, The Closer She Gets
  • Craig Ouellette
  • Neal McLaughlin
  • Craig Ouellette
  • Max Solomon
  • James Simenc
  • James Simenc
    Key Cast
  • Katie Peabody
    Key Cast
  • David Craine
    Key Cast
    "Hippie Joe"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Romance, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini with Anamorphic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dances With Film
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    September 4, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, Competition Short
Director Biography - Craig Ouellette

Craig grew up in Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. He graduated with honors from the University of Iowa. He also studied directing with Judith Weston.

Craig is the writer/director of the independent feature “All The Days Undone” and more than 25 short films, most in the horror, thriller and action genres. They have over 70,000,000 views online, have played numerous festivals and won multiple awards. His most recent short "$TRIP" has won Best Horror Short, Best Makeup FX and the Director's Choice Award. It has been called "A great love letter to Clive Barker-esque horror."

He also co-produced the award winning feature “Ball of Wax”. And was director of photography and editor on the feature “I Was A Teenage Wereskunk”, available on Amazon.

When his Mom was diagnosed with Cancer, Craig captured much of her year-long ordeal on video. The resulting feature “The Closer She Gets” was accepted into Slamdance, won best documentary feature at the Zero Film festival and has been used by hospice care professionals to help families cope with their own cancer journeys.

In addition to film, Craig is an avid traveler. He has been to 44 countries, all 50 United States and always finds inspiration in the uniqueness of other places and cultures. He blogs about it at

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Director Statement

The best of times and the worst of times often have similar effects on our minds. We can get trapped in a loop of reliving them, for better or worse. So what happens when those two “times” overlap? Can we break free from the cycle or are we doomed to live those moments over and over again?