Diner Discord

Rusty, is a happy-go-lucky Model AR291 who just wants a job. After Rusty is hired at a diner, things don’t go as planned with the special of the day.

Chef, who runs the diner, wasn’t too sure about hiring Rusty, but he has a soft spot for everyone.

Brute is on his lunch break looking for a quick bite to eat. After choosing the special at the local diner, he is served more than he ordered.

In a classic style built upon stalwart gags, 'Diner Discord' tells the tale of a broken-down rusty robot who just wants a job. After being hired at a local diner, everything doesn't go as planned with the Special of the day.

  • Alan Rosenfeld
    Director
    Ashes of Tyranny, Touch The Sky
  • Alan Rosenfeld
    Writer
    Ashes of Tyranny, Touch The Sky, Jonny Quest: The Terror of Dr. Zin
  • Alan Rosenfeld
    Producer
    Ashes of Tyranny, Touch The Sky
  • Marc Toscano
    Story Consultant
  • Alan Rosenfeld
    Animation
    Ashes of Tyranny, Touch The Sky
  • Alan Rosenfeld
    Editor
    Ashes of Tyranny, Touch The Sky
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Animation, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Unreal Engine
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Silver Mask Live Festival (Los Angeles)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Best Silent Short
  • Silver Mask Live Festival (Los Angeles)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Best Animated Short
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    January 6, 2022
    New York Premiere
    Best Director - Short
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    December 6, 2021
    New York
    Best Silent Film
Director Biography - Alan Rosenfeld

Alan is a thirty year veteran of the CGI/VFX industry having started back in the late 80's in computer graphics. As a computer graphics lighting artist, Alan has worked on many major CGI driven motion pictures.

Using visual storytelling, Alan brought to life characters in such feature animated films as 'Arthur Christmas' and 'Tangled' and 'Rocket' in 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

Alan turned his visual storytelling into words with his first feature film screenplay adaptation of the beloved character, Jonny Quest.

Alan has recently turned his attentions to making short animated films such as 'Swept Away' and 'Touch The Sky'. Alan premiers his latest short animation, 'Diner Discord'.

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Director Statement

I grew up on the classic MGM Tex Avery and Warner Brothers cartoons. Armed with my chocolate milk and Cap'n Crunch, I spent many Saturday mornings devouring Bugs Bunny and Droopy schtick. No matter how many times I saw the toon, I still laughed as I do today.

'Diner Discord' is a throwback to those days of schtick when a simple problem can lead to an unexpected funny outcome.