Experiencing Interruptions?


A homeless young man struggles to find his place in the world and make sense of a traumatic childhood.

  • Sandra Tamkin
  • Sandra Tamkin
  • Iric Messing
    Key Cast
  • Marc-Anthony Robinson
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • USC School of Social Work Alumni Film Festival
    Los Angeles CA
    June 30, 2019
  • Studio City Film Festival
    Studio City CA
    Donald Lacy Jr. Social Justice Award
  • Impact DOCS Awards
    La Jolla CA
    January 28, 2020
    Award of Recognition Short Documentary
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, CA
    Award of Recognition: Documentary Short, Award of Recognition: Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers
  • Short, Tight and Loose Global Film Festival
    La Jolla CA
    Award of Exceptional Merit: Tight Shorts
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
    Atlanta GA
    Silver Award
  • Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival
    Indianapolis IN
    April 11, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sandra Tamkin

Sandra Tamkin is a recognized Filmmaker and Founder of Tudor Drive Productions, a purpose driven production company that creates documentary films that advance social and racial justice.

A passion for philanthropy, Sandra has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector giving her a unique perspective on bringing human stories to audiences.

Sandra earned her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Southern California with an emphasis on Community Organizing. A Los Angeles native, she and her family reside in Venice, CA.

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Director Statement

"We made the film to elicit compassion and build understanding about the people in our communities facing homelessness. Film festival screenings provide an opportunity for people to get a peek into a life and a world that is increasingly divisive in social and political terms. Stories like Iric's need to be communicated and shared because they aren't sufficiently heard. Film allows people to meet each other who would not otherwise [interact]. I want audiences to take the time to get to know Iric's perspective and experience better. His voice gives us insight and can be used as a tool for social change." — Sandra Tamkin, Producer, Director and Founder of Tudor Drive Productions.