Experiencing Interruptions?

I'll Tell You When You're Older

A father contemplates his many regrets when his son discovers a lie fundamental to their entire relationship.

  • Andy Epsilantis
  • Emily Steele
    It's Complicated, Chrisley Knows Best, Are You Listening
  • Andy Epsilantis
    Broil, Predickament, More Red
  • Andy Epsilantis
    Broil, Predickament, More Red
  • Rick Jermain
    Shriekshow, Fat Guy with a Shotgun, Killer Campout
  • Barbara Scheeler
    Friday Night Friends
  • Rick Jermain
    Key Cast
    "Matt Porter"
    Her Name Was Christa, It's Complicated, Pungo a Witch's Tale, A Clean Exit
  • Xavier Wolf
    Key Cast
    "Shawn Porter"
    TURN: Washington's Spies, Veep, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Argo
  • Alice Raver
    Key Cast
    "Emily Porter"
    It's Complicated, The Adventures of Wonderboy, Legacies
  • Corwin Roberts
    Key Cast
    "Young Shawn Porter"
  • Chip Rittenhouse
    Hell Is Empty, Predickament, More Red
  • Andy Epsilantis
    Broil, Predickament, More Red
  • Chip Rittenhouse
    Predickament, More Red
  • Terrence Sanchez
    Sound Recordists
  • Harvey Roberts
    Assistant Directors
  • Jessica "Red" Wanless
    Production Coordinators
  • Austen San Nicolas
    Assistant Camera
    Color Correction
  • Lauren Fletcher
    Production Assistants
  • Carol Phipps
    Production Assistants
  • Noah Keiper
    Production Assistants
  • Deysi Chitic-Amaya
    Production Assistants
  • Chip Rittenhouse
  • Rick Jermain
    Sound Mixer/Editor
    Butterfly Kisses, Killer Campout
  • Andy Epsilantis
    Casting Directors
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    July 18, 2020
    World Premiere
    Winner for Best Young Actor in a Short Film (Xavier Scheeler), Nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Short Film (Rick Jermain), Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film (Alice Raver), and Nominee for Best Screenplay for a Short Film (Emily Steele and Andy Epsilantis) - June 2020 Monthly Edition
  • MLC Awards
    Madison, Wisconsin
    United States
    September 13, 2020
    North American Premiere
  • Five Continents International Film Festival
    Puerto la Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Winner of Best Young Actor in a Short Film (Xavier Scheeler) - June 2020 Monthly Edition
  • New York Cinematography Awards
    New York, New York
    United States
    Winner of Best Young Actor (Corwin Roberts) - May 2020 Monthly Edition
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    United States
    Best Screenplay for a Short Film (Semi-Finalist)
  • Asian Cinematography Awards
    Finalist - May 2020 Monthly Edition
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Finalist - May 2020 Monthly Edition
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    Semi-Finalist - April/May 2020 Bimonthly Edition
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    Official Selection - May 2020 Monthly Edition
Director Biography - Andy Epsilantis

Andy Epsilantis is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County with dual Bachelor's degrees in Cinematic Arts and Political Science. Driven by his empathetic nature, Mr. Epsilantis' work often directly deals with or features political and social themes, such as the LGBTQ community, climate change, and gun control. His unique college education opens the door for a humanitarian's outlook in narrative fiction often only seen in documentary.

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Director Statement

I'll Tell You When You're Older is the story of Matt, Emily, and Shawn Porter, a father, mother, and son whose relationship finds itself on precarious footing when Shawn discovers he's adopted and Matt and Emily have been keeping it a secret from him.

The story comes from wanting to address a political topic of utmost importance to me, while also not wanting to make a film ABOUT that topic. As such, we've constructed a film about personal responsibility and regret that showcases a family going through its own personal drama and how, when tragedy decides to rear its ugly head, it doesn't care that you're busy with your own personal drama. It is my hope that audiences who see this film will find themselves more proactive when faced with this daily issue.