Experiencing Interruptions?


When a robbery goes wrong, the lives and relationship of two men on the opposite sides of the law, are forced to change forever.

  • Ryan Murtha
  • Ryan Murtha
  • Itzel Rousseau
  • Jawoine Hawkins
    Key Cast
    "Frank Toledo"
  • Billy Breed
    Key Cast
    "Ted Toledo"
  • Michael Martinez
    Key Cast
    "Dave Ehrlich"
  • Annalee Richards
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chapman University
  • Phoenix Film Festival
    United States
    Official Slection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection, Silver Award For Best Crime Short
  • Pasadena International Film Festival
    United States
    Official Selection, Nominated Best Student Film
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Outstanding Achievement Award (Male Student Director), Outstanding Achievement (Crime Short), Nominated for Best Sound Design
Director Biography - Ryan Murtha

Ryan Murtha started making short sketches on his HD mini-DV camcorder while he was in his undergrad at the United States Naval Academy. After graduation, he continued to make shorts and started to study improvisational comedy. While on Active Duty, he performed in various stage and film productions and produced multiple short documentaries about training in the Navy. He currently works as a Public Affairs Officer for the Navy Reserves.

He graduated from Chapman University in 2021, where he received his Directing M.F.A. and assistant directed a music video for the band, Making Movies, the web series Headless.

He is in post production for a music video and a documentary he shot about an ultra endurance athlete who ran from Alabama to Utah at the pace of a marathon a day, for 76 consecutive days.

Ryan’s work has been selected to take part in in various film festivals, winning several awards.

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