Experiencing Interruptions?


A young physicist with a troubled past, Logan Avery, seeks to develop time travel in an attempt to fix his childhood. After early failure, Logan meets a mentor with a very different life philosophy than his own and is challenged to view his world differently. As the two work towards his goal, he must choose between fixing his own past or helping to create a better future for others.

  • William Crouch
  • William Crouch
  • William Crouch
  • Chad Eric Smith
  • Chad Eric Smith
    Key Cast
    "Logan Avery"
    The Suffering, Four Points, Dark Therapy
  • Michael Mau
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Kevin Albreit"
    "Over Drinking" - Official Music Video (Little Big Town)
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Louisville's International Festival of Film
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Louisville Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    October 26, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    June 14, 2020
    North Carolina Premiere, Southern US Premiere
    Finalist - Best Short
  • DC Black Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    September 14, 2020
    Washington DC Premiere
    Official Selection
  • TIVA DC Peer Awards
    Silver Springs, MD
    United States
    Independent Short - Silver, Directing (Fiction) - Silver, Acting on Camera (Fiction/Male) - Silver
  • Circle City Film Festival
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    United States
    September 10, 2020
    Midwest Premiere, Indiana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Freedom Festival International
    Columbia, South Carolina
    United States
    August 22, 2020
    South Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    United States
    February 29, 2020
    World Premiere
    Best Performance - Chad Eric Smith
Director Biography - William Crouch

William M. Crouch grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He developed an interest in filmmaking and visual storytelling at a young age and pursued those interests into his undergraduate work at Point Park University. There, he studied digital filmmaking with a focus in directing techniques and an interest in editing strategies and graduated in 2008.

In the years following his undergraduate work, “Matt” found a niche in film analysis, frequently writing reviews and essays about various qualities of new and favorite films. As this interest in film criticism and theory continued to grow and develop, he decided to further advance his critical understanding of film by pursuing graduate studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. He quickly completed coursework and his thesis, graduating in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies.

Since graduating, he has continued his pursuits in the world of cinematic academia by writing scholarly essays and speaking at conferences. He has also had his analytic writings and essays published, most recently his essay “Guillermo del Toro’s Home for Horrified Orphans” in the collection titled Horror Comes Home. He also served as a creative consultant on the award-winning short film Rumination.

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Director Statement

Fatherless has been a labor of love in every phase of production. It has been a cathartic experience to process many of the internal struggles of my own past and present as well as a glimpse into the psyche of my fellow fatherless. Recent census data tells us that 25% of children in our country grow up without the presence of a consistent father figure, and still more have a father physically present but emotionally distant. The Fatherless are exponentially more likely to suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues, under-perform or quit school, and become an absent parent themselves. As much as Fatherless is an entertaining story, it is more so a call to action for our society to change those statistics; we have a responsibility to the next generation to free them from this trend. I hope this film will help to spark conversation on how we can do that. Moreover, I have made this film to not just inspire conversation but, hopefully, present a road map towards that change. I thank you for your review of our film and look forward to the opportunity to share it with you and your audience.