Is This Still a Good Time - animated short film

Hugh is interviewing for a new job. An exciting new opportunity! And there's just one question remaining: Where does he see himself in five years?

  • Stephen Parkhurst
  • Oriana Schwindt
  • Paige Lindsay Betts
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • USA Film Festival
    Dallas, TX
    United States
    April 22, 2022
    World Premiere
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 11, 2022
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Stephen Parkhurst

Stephen is a filmmaker and video producer currently based in Los Angeles. He has worked at CNBC, Insider, Conde Nast, and others while producing award-winning short films and web series.

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Director Statement

In 2021 I found a new job. The process was grueling and alienating as we all navigated glitchy Zoom interviews. I couldn't help feel a sense of profound helplessness as I interviewed for yet another meaningless job that wouldn't benefit mankind, while the world around me fell apart.

Instead of doing something about it, I decided to direct an experimental short animated film to explore the ennui that comes with living under capitalism in 2022 America.