Private Project


Calvin returns home from his usual long day at work to find that the elevator in his apartment building is out of order. His journey to reach his sixth floor apartment becomes more complicated when he realizes that it is not his steps that will bring him home, but his choices along the way that ultimately determine his fate.

  • Jeffrey Sutton
    Portals, Pinned, What Hit Me?1?
  • Jeffrey Sutton
    Portals, Pinned, What Hit Me?1?
  • Jeffrey Sutton
    Portals, Pinned, What Hit Me?1?
  • Lee Sebastiany
    Key Cast
    Feral Autumn, STD: Sexually Transmitted Demons
  • Jeffrey Sutton
    Key Cast
    Melting Love, Losing the Way, Can You Help Me?
  • Mike Bennett
    Music Composer and Sound Effects
  • Thomas Newberger
    Lighting Design
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, spiritual, religous
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Canon 5d mark II
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    March 28, 2014
    North American Premiere
    WON: Best Short Short Film
  • The Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    March 8, 2015
    Runner-up: Best Short Film. Nominated: Best Director
  • Back in the Box Competition
    Toluca Lake, California
    December 29, 2013
    Nominated: Best Short Film

    Excellent review!
  • Northeast Film Festival
    Teaneck, NJ
    September 12, 2015
Director Biography - Jeffrey Sutton

Jeffrey is an Actor/Film Maker who has produced numerous short films and has worked as an actor in short films, commercials and theatre in NYC and around the country.

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Director Statement

Many of us get consumed with our jobs and let life pass us by. When you think about what this behavior leads to, it's disheartening. Parents neglect their children, people get stuck in front of their smart phones and computers and ultimately, lose their social skills and ability to stop and smell the flowers. In some European countries people work less hours, get more vacation time, longer pregnancy leave and in turn live less stressful lives and spend more time with their families. In New York City this go, go, go attitude is overwhelmingly prevalent. So, I thought it might be interesting to make a short film about it in a fun and entertaining way because I know deep down people are going to get it and then reflect. My principal character, Calvin, represents a person that fits this tragic description.