Private Project

Don't Wait Up For Me

A lonely and troubled writer jeopardizes his own life when he hires a hitman on himself.

  • Alain Alfaro
  • Alain Alfaro
  • Alain Alfaro
  • Danny Garcia
  • John Ubinas
  • George Alex Popescu-Revillion
  • Danny Garcia
    Key Cast
    "Joel Luna"
    Law & Order, American Horror Story, Gotham, Somewhere In Queens, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, New Amsterdam
  • Suni Reyes
    Key Cast
    "Alana Luna"
    Gordita Chronicles, FBI: Most Wanted, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Billions, Broad City
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  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Alain Alfaro

Alain Alfaro is a Latine writer/director based in ÑYC. His dramedy web series, HENRY, premiered at the 2013 New York Television Festival and earned him a development deal at Warner Bros’ digital studio, Stage 13. In 2016, he became a finalist in the Warner Bros. Emerging Directors Program. As an Editor for NBC’s lifestyle show, 1st Look, Alain has been recognized with several regional Emmy Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. His short comedy film, MESSAGE ERASED, premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival and was picked up by HBO Max for Broadcast in 2019. His sci-fi pilot script, FARSIDE, placed Second Round at the 2020 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Alain landed his second development deal with Warner Bros’ Stage 13 for his half hour sitcom, BRONXVILLE. He just completed his latest short film, DON’T WAIT UP FOR ME, a dark comedy thriller, and has started submitting to festivals. Alain lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 2 children.

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Director Statement

This project is derived from my love of suspense thrillers. I ventured out to make a film with a truly compelling story, featuring people of color playing complex characters. Through the writing, I found a personal angle into the material, exploring themes of religion, culture, and mental health. This film is meant to intrigue, entertain, and leave the audience with chills and wonder.

Shot on a shoestring budget with a skeletal crew, I took on the role of writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and colorist to make this vision come to life. A true passion project. As a person who overcame a speech impediment, filmmaking has always been a form of personal empowerment as well as a way to make sense of the world around me. After years of writing and directing low-budget dramedies, I decided that it was time to gather every resource I can find and make the film that I'd always wanted to see.