Kristin Wants a Car

A 16-year-old girl needs help getting her first car. (Filmed during the pandemic while everyone was in lockdown.)

  • Alan Thornburg
    The Pupil
  • Alan Thornburg
  • Madi Pullin
    Key Cast
  • Laura Schmitt
    Key Cast
    "Kristin's Mom"
    The Pupil
  • Jason D. Johnson
    Key Cast
  • Bella Moretzsohn
    Why Me?, Action Figure Theatre
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family, G-rated
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Samsung cellphone
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cowpokes International Film Festival
    Electra, Texas
    United States
    June 11, 2022
    World Premiere
    Best Short Film; Best Actress - Short (Madi Pullin); Best Actor - Short (Alan Thornburg)
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
    Corpus Christi, TX
    United States
    December 1, 2022
    "Spirit of STUFF - Short Film"
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    May 1, 2023
    "Winner - Long Shorts (Comedy"
  • Piermont Film Festival
    Piermont, NY
    United States
    June 9, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alan Thornburg

Alan Thornburg is a screenwriter/actor, living in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was inspired to write "Kristin Wants a Car" during the pandemic, as a story that could be filmed without actors needing to be in the same place at the same time.

"Best Short Film" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Best Actress - Short (Madi Pullin)" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Best Actor - Short (Alan Thornburg)" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Spirit of STUFF award" - 2022 South Texas Underground Film Festival.
"Winner - Long Shorts (Comedy)" - 2023 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

Add Director Biography