Casual Causality

This short comedy, follows the misadventures of time-travel trainee, Theodore Taylor (C.J. Dudek). During a training run to the early 21st century, Taylor’s cover is blown by Christopher “Ch” Providence (Jay Galinauskas), a jaded time-hopper from a distant future. Aaron Compagna guest-stars as Ch’s uncle Lou, a patsy to his nephew’s penchant for practical jokes, which threatens to derail Taylor’s time-travel mission.

  • Ben Peirce
    Director
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • P.J. Huot
    Director
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • Ben Peirce
    Writer
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • P.J. Huot
    Writer
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • Ben Peirce
    Producer
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • P.J. Huot
    Producer
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • Jennifer Peirce
    Producer
    Don is the New Death, Just Remember That They're Dead
  • C.J. Dudek
    Key Cast
    "Theodore "Thud" Taylor"
    Don is the New Death
  • Jay Galinauskas
    Key Cast
    "Christopher "Ch" Providence"
  • Aaron Compagna
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Lou"
    Don is the New Death
  • Christopher Shannis
    Key Cast
    "Caveman #1"
  • John MacAskill
    Key Cast
    "Caveman #2"
  • P.J. Huot
    Key Cast
    "Simon Wright (voice)"
    Just Remember That They're Dead
  • Greg Giorgio
    Contributing Writers
  • Jennifer Peirce
    Contributing Writers
  • Christopher Shannis
    Contributing Writers
  • Jay Syrene
    Contributing Writers
  • Jay Syrene
    Cinematographers
  • Christopher Shannis
    Cinematographers
  • Ben Peirce
    Editors
  • Dominique Del Prete
    Editors
  • Ben Arsenault
    Editors
  • Mike Testa
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 48 Hour Film Project Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts
    United States
    May 15, 2018
    World Premiere
  • SNOB Film Festival
    Concord, New Hampshire
    United States
    November 9, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ben Peirce, P.J. Huot

Ben Peirce and P.J. Hout head the filmmaking collaborative, Pilotgroove Pictures. Producers on 9 short films, their collaborations include "Just Remember That They're Dead" (2011) "A Bloodless Crime" (2014) and "Don is the New Death" (2017). Peirce and Huot both currently reside in New Hampshire.

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Director Statement

“Casual Causality” is the 9th short film by Pilotgroove Pictures, and the 5th from the award-winning writer/director duo of P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce. The film was written, shot, edited and scored between May 4 and May 6, 2018, as part of the Boston 48 Hour Film Project.