What if the video frame fought back? FRAME FUMBLE is a new and innovative slapstick/vintage comedy short film that explores the misadventures of a stressed computer worker and his troubles with the aspect ratio.

  • Alexander Griffin
  • Alexander Griffin
  • Alexander Griffin
  • Alexander Griffin
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Griffin
  • Alexander Griffin
    Visual Effects
  • Alexander Griffin
    Director Of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Slapstick, Vintage
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego
  • Across The Globe Film Festival
    New York. NY
    United States
    Best Editing
  • The 11th SUNYWide Film Festival
    Oswego, New York
    United States
    April 7, 2022
    Audience Choice Award
  • Yale Student Film Festival
    New Haven, Connecticut
    United States
    April 23, 2022
    Best Editing
  • The Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    Endicott, NY
    United States
    September 16, 2022
    Endicott, NY Premiere
    Best Made in NY Student Short Film; Nominee - Best of Fest Short Film
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    Canton, MI
    United States
    October 1, 2022
    Best Editor of the Month
  • Student World Impact Film Festival
    Waldwick, NJ
    United States
    November 13, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    December 21, 2022
    Best Student Film, Super Short Category
  • WPBS-TV (SnowTown Film Festival Screening)
    Watertown, NY
    United States
    February 4, 2023
    Television Debut
Director Biography - Alexander Griffin

Alexander Griffin is an award-winning filmmaker on the Autism Spectrum (PDDNOS). Griffin achieved his filmmaking start in 2019 at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego's Cinema and Screen Studies program, studying under experienced professionals, some with major film credits. Since childhood, Griffin was inspired by the technical beauty of video as well as the theatrical magic of cinema. In January of 2020, Griffin had launched his own personal multimedia production company, Dream Corridor Productions, under which he filmed and published a collection of short films from documentaries to space fantasies, as well as filmmaking videos for newcomers to the craft of cinema production.

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Director Statement

For this film, I was inspired by Walt Disney's classic cartoons starring Mickey Mouse, as well as the chaotic slapstick energy of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. As an audience member myself, I have been fascinated with the aspect ratio and its ability to sculpt the action of the film between its borders. FRAME FUMBLE aims to answer these questions: what if those borders could change while you were watching? What would happen to the character(s)? The setting? The conflict? And what if the aspect ratio in itself was a character?