Private Project


When Sally Anne returns home from a business trip at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, she finds her boyfriend Billy Joe acting uncharacteristically supportive of the new social distancing protocols. This strange behavior forces the couple to confront the hidden problems in their crumbling relationship.

  • Michael Lawlor
  • Gray Bradbury
  • Colton Johnson
  • Colton Johnson
    Asst Director
  • Weston Parker
    Key Cast
    "Billy Joe"
  • Jess Littman
    Key Cast
    "Sally Anne"
  • Jacqui Ris
    Director of Photography
  • Jacqui Ris
    Camera Operator
  • Allie Ochsner
    Asst Camera
  • Alyna Draper
    Production Designer
  • Alyna Draper
  • Allie Ochsner
    Asst Editor
  • Forest Veerhoff
  • Allie Ochsner
    Key Grip / Gaffer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Relationship
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Virginia Commonwealth University
Director Biography - Michael Lawlor

Michael Lawlor is a student filmmaker who already has years of experience making short films, movies and YouTube videos. His YouTube channel has hundreds of thousands of views with its most popular video, a 40-minute long post-apocalyptic zombie film, bringing in nearly 300k views.

As a college student, Michael has worked as a location manager, writer, director and grip. He worked as an intern with the Virginia Film Office and currently has a job in production with a Richmond-based advertising and production company.

While working long hours as a Production Assistant on a couple different series shot around Virginia, Michael has learned that he loves being on film sets. Although, he's happy working anywhere a film is being shot, his true passion is sitting in the director's chair.

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Director Statement

My name is Michael Lawlor. I'm a Virginia Beach native with a love for the outdoors, the world around me and all the wonderful people who inhabit it. Storytelling and filmmaking are a natural outgrowth of that love. They are who I am.

My camera is simply an extension of me. It is and always has been my constant companion! I was blessed to learn early on in life that I have an inherent knack to coordinate shots, edit scenes and add sound effects and music to the beautiful world around me.

It was from there that I ventured into honing in on my craft by seeking a degree in Cinema to expand those skills to not only share what I see but to tell the stories I wanted people to see. It is a rare gift to do what you love. I cherish and nurture it every day!