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Comic - A Short Film About Comedy #3

A professional comedian prepares for a show, running through his routine as he brushes his teeth, dons his tux and downs his pre-show drink. He is troubled, though, by half seen shadows and odd sounds, Tenuous and disturbing images appear as his anxiety begins to grow and his fears begin to take shape.

  • Matthew Levinthal
  • Matthew Levinthal
  • Ian Stone
  • Matthew Levinthal
  • Nick Mathews
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 720p
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Director Biography - Matthew Levinthal

Matthew Levinthal is a writer, director and editor based in Seattle. He has a background in both narrative and documentary, notably with director Robinson Devor on the critically acclaimed films Pow Wow and Zoo. He is currently in development on several series and film projects.

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Director Statement

This film is part of a planned series of brief films about the painful and surreal aspects of comedy, in which anguish, self doubt, and violence are at the heart of all professional comedy.