Booth by the Window: Confession

Samuel, a shady white-collar worker, arrives at the diner shaken and seeking a way out. The waitress, Robin, senses that he’s done something regretful and is running away from it. In order to help him accept his mistakes, she takes on the image of his wife and does everything in her power to make him confess to her murder.

"Booth by the Window" is a web series created by The CU Denver Film & Television Program. The series features six episodes that focus on six different characters who encounter a diner that helps them through a crossroads in their life. An exploration of magical-realism in storytelling and filmmaking techniques, "Booth by the Window" is a drama in the vein of "Twin Peaks" with the ominous whimsy of "Welcome to Nightvale".

  • Aaron Henderson
  • Rachel Sochinski
  • Savanna Poelma
  • Phil Luna
    Key Cast
  • Eli Weadley
    Key Cast
  • Nick Arno
    Production Designer
  • Charlie Gandarias
    Director of Photography
  • Darcen Campbell
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Magical Surrealism, Surrealism, Anthology, Series, Web Series
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Denver
Director Biography - Aaron Henderson

Aaron Henderson has surrounded himself with stories for as long as he can remember, whether it be experiencing them or telling them. His interests in film include scriptwriting, directing, and film analysis, with his favorite genres being crime, horror, action, and drama. He’s always had a fascination for the human condition and uses that to help bring his stories to life.

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Director Statement

“Confession” is a tug-of-war between two people, with their conversation serving as the rope. Both of their wants conflict with each other, with the solution being to put those wants aside and doing the right thing.
Samuel represents how men fear themselves at their worst, when we make terrible mistakes due to our irrational decisions. We all have the best intentions for ourselves in life and we always try to stick by them, but sometimes our flaws test those intentions. Throughout the episode, Robin tests Samuel to see if he’s capable of atoning for his past sins.
My goal with this episode is to show that it’s okay to acknowledge your flaws, and to understand them helps lead us towards self-improvement. Doing so doesn’t erase past mistakes but helps to lead us all towards the right path of being good people.