Experiencing Interruptions?


A woman invites an ex-boyfriend to dinner to tell him some life changing news, but he does not respond the way she was hoping.

  • Ryan Lucht
  • Ryan Lucht
  • Ryan Lucht
  • Lindsey Shrodek
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Lucht
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Lucht
  • Ryan Lucht
  • Ryan Lucht
    Set Design
  • Ryan Lucht
  • Taylor Mariner
    Boom Operator
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    85 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cleveland State University
  • Spotlight Short Film Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    January 21, 2022
    Online Event
    Spotlight Silver Award
Director - Ryan Lucht
Director Statement

After completing several short scripts for my screenwriting class, I realized they were focused primarily in the horror and thriller genre, and I wanted to expand my horizons. I wanted to make a film that dealt with real human issues, and the first question I thought of was “What would happen if a significant other found out their ex was pregnant, and reacted horrifically?”. I realized that this has happened in real life, so the conversation would be very harsh, and very tense. This lead me to an entire back and forth scenario that is in the category of realism, and romance, but not a typical romance. I wanted the female character to be shown cinematically as a brighter, more vibrant character, surrounded by light and color, while the male character would be in monotoned clothes, surrounded by dim colors, and especially darkness. I wanted to film in a set where I had complete control over my surroundings. I wanted to film in a dark restaurant, but could not find one that satisfied the scene. I decided to make my own set, and began laying out plans for creating a restaurant scene in my dorm room. To achieve this, I bought wood panel wallpaper, a red and white picnic cloth, several fruits for the drinks, and lots of flowers to appeal to the mise-en-scene. After several long nights of shooting and editing, I completed a film that I never thought I would ever make because I did not believe I was cinematically capable of doing it. But after lots of research, planning, and scheduling, I accomplished my goal, and made a film like no other film I had made before.