Private Project

Growing Pains

Noah and Emma (18) spontaneously ditch their summer job and embark on a disastrous road trip in search of a break from the mundane, and through their crazy adventures and discussions about their pasts, they learn a lot about life, love, and each other.

  • Ethan Gueck
  • Ethan Gueck
  • Ethan Gueck
  • Darnell Robinson
  • Jonathan Celis
  • Olivia Cinquepalmi
    Key Cast
  • Chase Bradshaw
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,450 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Southern Methodist University
Director Biography - Ethan Gueck

Ethan Gueck is a filmmaker pursuing a BFA in Film and Media Arts at Southern Methodist University. When Ethan is not writing or directing his own projects, he enjoys collaborating with others as a director of photography or editor. Outside of narrative work, Ethan is a social media intern for SMU and operates his freelance production company.

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Director Statement

Growing Pains is about young adults, the struggles they go through, and how they cope with those issues. It tells teens that it's okay to not be okay and spreads a message of love and acceptance to help young adults realize they are not alone. The film takes true stories and amplifies them to make a greater impact.