Husband, Ensured

Expecting a check after the death of her husband, Joyce's insurance company instead offers her a different sort of payout.

  • Gabe Reiss
  • Gabe Reiss
  • Jimmy Morrissey
  • Na'Imah Graham
    Key Cast
    "Joyce Gimbal"
  • Kamil Borowski
    Key Cast
    "Greg Gimbal"
  • Maurice McNicholas
    Key Cast
    "Wyatt Celery"
  • Marc Peurye
    Key Cast
  • Allegra Denes
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Cabrera Mayol
    Director of Photography
  • Anthony Zucco
    Assistant Director
  • William Brueggemann
    Music By
  • August Leagre
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Dramedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Gabe Reiss

Born and raised in Madison, WI, writer and director Gabe Reiss moved to Chicago to attend school at DePaul University, where he studied Directing and Writing for Film and Television. Now living in Los Angeles, Gabe enjoys being stuck in traffic, avoiding earthquakes, and overheating-- all while attempting to make more movies.

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Director Statement

As a fan of grounded films that showcase worlds just a bit different (or more exciting) than ours, I'm proud to present HUSBAND, ENSURED, a "zany romp" through the themes of infatuation, companionship, and bureaucracy.

The takeaway message, I believe, is that 1) Love is silly; 2) Love is sweet; and 3) Men are perhaps a bit more interchangeable than we give ourselves credit for.

I hope you enjoy the final short film I created at DePaul University in Chicago, HUSBAND, ENSURED.

With love and infinite appreciation,
Gabe Reiss