Experiencing Interruptions?


When Melissa, a single mother, and her daughter Alison have the neighbors over, things quickly get out of hand. Alison’s dog Chippy accidentally bites the neighbor girl, forcing Melissa to make a difficult choice.

  • R.D. Womack II
    When the Wolf Calls, A Father's Love
  • R.D. Womack II
    When the Wolf Calls, A Father's Love
  • Radhika Womack
    When the Wolf Calls, Saber Dance, Dying to Live
  • Ashley Atwood
    Key Cast
    Manifesto, Boy
  • KylieRae Condon
    Key Cast
    American Horror Story, Supergirl
  • Doris Morgado
    Key Cast
    Jane the Virgin, NCIS, 2 Guns
  • Corrina Verrengia
    Key Cast
    Eve's Magic, Monster and Me
  • Rey Lopez
    Key Cast
    Why We Fight, Sabre Dance
  • Naeem Seirafi
    Director of Photography
    Breathe, No Pay Must Play
  • Ric Zimmerman
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    West Cost Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Valley Film Festival
    North Hollywood, CA
    United States
    October 2, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Maverick Movie Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 15, 2016
    Nominated For Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music
  • INDEP Arts & Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    United States
    June 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
    Erie, PA
    United States
    September 22, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Headline International Film Festival

    United States
    November 26, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Depth of Field International Film Competition
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    September 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • IndieWise
    Miami, FL
    United States
    October 1, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Mountain Shadow Film Contest
    Walnut Creek, California
    United States
    September 16, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - R.D. Womack II

R.D. Womack II is a director based in Los Angeles. As a storyteller his primary interests are rooted in character driven pieces with dynamic stories. Drama, action, and the occasionally dark comedy are his forte. He leans heavily on character dialog and striking visuals, woven together with a unique editorial style. Womack has recently finished his debut feature film "When the Wolf Calls".

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Director Statement

Director’s Statement by R.D. Womack II

The issue of pet adoption has always been something very close to my heart. In particular, the misuse and mislabeling of aggressive dogs has come to the forefront of my attention, especially in the past few years. There are aggressive and dangerous dogs, but unfortunately the majority of dogs labeled “aggressive” are far from vicious, rabid animals. Many are caring and loving creatures that may have had a single bad incident. Its this “unseen” side of dog aggression that I wanted to highlight in “Chippy.”

Of course, the film is much more than a call to action in support of animal adoption. At its core, “Chippy” is the story of a single mother struggling to raise her daughter. Millions of mothers across the world meet day-to-day challenges head on, and “Chippy” takes a glimpse at a day in the life of one mother faced with an impossible decision. Unfortunately the dynamic between daughters and mothers has been largely ignored by the filmmaking community, which inspired me to push it to the forefront of my story.

“Chippy” is a short film filled with big emotion. We explore the relationships of a mother and daughter, of a girl and her dog, and a woman struggling to hold her fragmented family together. It’s a film made from the bottom of my heart, and it’s my highest hope that it has a lasting impression on the audience. If a single person considers pet adoption because of “Chippy” then I know I have succeeded as both an entertainer and a voice of change.