Experiencing Interruptions?


A woman walks through the tangible spaces of her memories, experiencing happiness and heartbreak at once as she revisits the moments in her relationship where trust fell apart in this light-twisting and time-bending short film.

  • Brock Lewandowski
  • Megan Cochrane
    Key Cast
  • Jake Samson
    Key Cast
  • Timothy Montoya
    Director of Photography
  • Luke Landsell
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Drama, Melodrama, Soap Opera, Science Fiction, Ghost, Memory, Mystery, Short, Romance, Break Up
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, ARRI Alexa, 2K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Short Film & Script Festival
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    Official Selection, Winner - Best Score
  • Lift-Off Sessions

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Brock Lewandowski

Brock is an LA-based film and video director, editor, writer and producer currently working in theatrical marketing. He is a three‐year graduate with honors from Michigan State University with a degree in media and information and a specialization in fiction film production. He comes from a diverse background including work in the fields of fine arts, music, journalism and athletics.

As a filmmaker, Brock's work has been shown across the country under his production banner, Mellow Valley Media, which began with the short film "The New Year". The comedies "JoJo" and "We're Gathered Here" have also been well received at film festivals in his work as a director and, as an editor with ShowFriends LA, his work has been featured on Funny or Die.

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Director Statement

The foundation of this story is trust. Once trust begins to break down in the relationship between Alice and Tristan, it doesn’t matter whether or not he’s actually cheating or if she is making false accusations. It was very important to me to keep those details vague and stay focused on how these characters feel about each other and how it evolves over time. These moments where she chooses to not believe him are the ones she revisits when their relationship has fallen apart.

The structure of this piece was something created to make this story feel fresh even though many elements have been told before. We opted for the non-linear structure and theatrical lighting effects to create a unique visual feel but the parts still fit together to create a full puzzle that the audience could solve with all the pieces presented like a mystery. It uses structure to heighten melodrama rather than drastic plot elements and reveals as are typical to the genres being used.

Alice and Tristan also are fresh takes on familiar characters. Jake Samson creates a sympathetic and sensitive character who experiences depression and performance anxiety rather than a more traditionally masculine take on the cheating figure. Megan Cochrane guides the audience through each moment as she acts as a sort of detective, taking a more active role rather than reactionary in the narrative.