Experiencing Interruptions?


After serving 3 years in jail, Quintin Murray I aka “Q” (Pedro Figueroa) has set his sights to live life on the straight and narrow, diverting from his fast past of drug carteling, along with other crimes that secretly haunt him. Now eight months released, his focused routine of meditation + prayer, working out, and being a messenger of the word, has given him the wherewithal to embody this new life. Q’s anxieties start to flare while visiting his Parole Officer (Sardia Robinson), and sharing with her his need to make more money, and his frustrations of desperately needing and waiting for a better job. His temptations ignite when Vahey (Phillip Prince), (Q’s ex-street mentor) calls him to reconnect, and later, unexpectedly visits his job to welcome him back, baring a gift that eventually makes Q question his capability to resist the past. Having had a chance encounter with an old friend, Q becomes aware that his now ex-boyfriend Justin (Eric Flores), who stopped taking Q’s calls a few months after being incarcerated, has just opened a new business and is in talks to expand. Finally making the decision to connect, he calls Justin to congratulate him and confront him about dismissing his calls while being locked up. Q’s reality becomes shook when he’s told things have changed in Justin’s life, including being in a relationship with someone else. Once Justin becomes short and hangs up on Q, a momentary breakdown and confusion sets in, along with a timely call from Vahey, forcing Q to question his ability to sustain living on the straight and narrow, as his situation appears to unfold lonely, and suddenly, discouraging.

  • Jeffrey Lindsay Relf
    An American Punk Tale
  • Jeffrey Lindsay Relf
  • Pedro Figueroa
    Key Cast
  • Phillip Prince
    Key Cast
  • Eric Flores
    Key Cast
  • Sardia Robinson
    Key Cast
    "Ms. Tomas"
    Samir, Me Little Me,
  • Nu'Jay
    Key Cast
  • Curt Darling
    Key Cast
    Childhood Chills, Nature of the Beast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jeffrey Lindsay Relf

Circling back to film, having started as a costume designer, Jeffrey has spent the greater part of his career creating, sculpting and producing non-verbal stories and narratives through fashion. With a BA from New York’s Pratt Institute, and currently apart of UCLA’S Film Extension Program, Jeffrey moved to LA from Chicago, landing an assistant costume designer’s position on the Gina Blythewood directed “Dancing in September” for HBO, and a costume designer position on William Shatner’s B movie sci-fi “Groom Lake”. After costuming low budget film projects, transitioning into fashion styling, then to fashion publicity for ten years, where he created, produced and directed a multitude of seasonal visual content for designers: look books, fashion videos and live presentations, this continued to cultivate his narrative storytelling skills, eventually solidifying a career shift to filmmaker in 2017. Since, Relf has finished writing two feature film projects, selected to screen in Outfest-Fusion/Showtime 1-minute film competition, wrote, produced and directed the 15 min. short "Jesus Children of America", and as a screenwriter, selected for CMG/Cannes De Festival’s emerging short filmmaker’s program. He’s recently been made an ally under the guidance of director Anthony Hemingway.

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