Experiencing Interruptions?


After leaving her religious order, a young nun moves into a seedy residential hotel on the edge of LA’s skid row. While waiting for a mysterious visitor to arrive, her life unravels, and she begins to wonder if she’s made a huge and irreparable mistake.

  • Kevin W. Koehler
    Blood Pulls a Gun (writer), Sundays (writer), Control/Option/Escape (writer)
  • Kevin W. Koehler
    Blood Pulls a Gun, Sundays, Control/Option/Escape
  • Jonathan Craven
    The Last House on the Left. Blessings (Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West)
  • Jeff Kopchia
    Edgewood, The Derailers, Naysayer
  • Matt Dooley
    Blood Pulls a Gun, What Lola Wants, Apricot
  • Nathan Scherrer
    Black Is King (Beyonce), Lemonade (Beyonce), The Hills (The Weeknd), No Tears Left To Cry (Ariana Grande)
  • Kim Koehler
  • Emily Goss
    Key Cast
    "The Sister"
    Shook, Jane and Emma, The House on Pine Street, Castle, Future Man, Snapshots
  • Colin McCalla
    Key Cast
    "The Tourist"
    Ruthless, The Class
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 10, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Filmfestival Kitzbühel
    August 25, 2021
    European Premiere
    Special Jury Mention
  • Boston Film Festival
    United States
    September 23, 2021
  • Kerry International Film Festival
    October 14, 2021
    Irish Premiere
    Best International Short Winner
  • Orlando Film Festival
    United States
    October 29, 2021
    Nominee - Best Short
  • Liverpool Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 14, 2021
    U.K. Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Weyauwega International Film Festival
    United States
    December 11, 2021
    Midwest Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New Filmmakers New York
    New York
    United States
    December 21, 2021
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
    Santa Fe
    United States
    February 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Elba Film Festival
    September 13, 2022
    Italian Premiere
    Best Director Nominee
Director Biography - Kevin W. Koehler

As a screenwriter, Kevin Koehler gained notoriety in 2008 with his unconventional mystery screenplay, The Phantom Limb. That script would ultimately be named to the Hollywood Blacklist and chosen by Total Film magazine as one of the top ten unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

Since that time, Kevin has collaborated with filmmakers like Wim Wenders, Gregg Araki, and the directing team of Cary Murnion and Jon Milott. Shorts he's written have screened at SXSW, BFI London, the Melbourne International Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

He currently lives in Los Angeles writing and developing projects for television and cinema.

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Director Statement

At its heart, this film is a mystery. The first and most obvious mystery: What is a nun doing in a seedy, residential hotel in downtown Los Angeles? Who is she waiting for, and is this person ever going to come?

The second mystery, though less obvious, goes to the heart of what the film is about: Who is this nun now that she is not a nun anymore?

This is a woman who, for much of her adult life, woke up at the exact same time, put on a habit, and followed the same hourly routine, day after day after day. Now she must learn to be someone else.

But who? Who are you without your clothes, without your things, without any certainty of purpose? Who are you when you have no money and no home, and you find yourself, for the first time, completely and utterly alone?