Experiencing Interruptions?

If I Knew You Were Coming

After a string of pastry poisonings, a determined Los Angeles detective
is sure she has tracked down the culprit - only to learn that she’s the one being tracked!

  • Elizabeth Boston
    Amelia’s Closet, How To Make Friends, Nice Guys Finish Last
  • Elizabeth Boston
  • Elizabeth Boston
  • Farida Abdul-Wahab
  • AJia Munns
    Key Cast
    "Detective Brittany Michaels"
  • Lesette Latimer
    Key Cast
    "Desiree "
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Pan African Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 18, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Elizabeth Boston

ELIZABETH BOSTON was raised in a small town in southern
New Jersey. At a young age, she developed an insatiable appetite
for books and storytelling. She worked in television news
for a number of years before moving to Japan to teach English
and shoot a short documentary.

After returning to the states, Elizabeth attended and graduated
from USC’s Stark Producing Program and was the recipient of the
Robert S. Ferguson Marketing Award. She worked as an Executive Assistant on the hit animated television series FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD before leaving to pursue her own projects.

She has gone on to work on a number of exciting projects, including AMELIA’S CLOSET,
the 2017 winner of HBO’s Short Film Award at ABFF, as well as HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS,
a 2018 GlowFest award winner.

Elizabeth is currently shopping around her first feature film.

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Director Statement

IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING is a dark story about revenge, especially as it pertains to
abuse of power. Through this short, I explore that abuse of power: in academic settings,
in the workplace, in relationships and in the U.S. legal system.

What inspired me to write this project was my desire to delve into the bright and simplistic ways
in which society views and even presents itself, versus the shadowy gray areas that inform our seemingly inconsequential interactions. For this reason, I used vibrant, cheerful colors for certain scenes and black and white or very muted tones for flashbacks. I found that the potential for expression through music and color gave the project a quirky life of its own.

I hope that - although dark and foreboding - my short (and bittersweet) story will challenge
the audience to be mindful of their actions and how they wield their own slice of power
in day-to-day life.