Layover

Brooke, a leftist and millennial living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend, gets saddled with hosting her homophobic, Trump-supporting Aunt for a night because of an unexpected layover at LAX. Brooke and her Aunt haven't spoken since the 2016 presidential election, so the real question is: can they make it through one night together in close quarters?

  • Skyler Barrett
    Director
    Reckless Juliets
  • Lyn Ventimiglia
    Writer
    My One and Only
  • Lyn Ventimiglia
    Producer
  • Willis Williams
    Associate Producer
  • Sandie Sepaniak
    Key Cast
    "Aunt Linda"
  • Lyn Ventimiglia
    Key Cast
    "Brooke"
    My One and Only
  • Ari Anderson
    Key Cast
    "Jane"
  • Manny Zaldivar
    Key Cast
    "Uber Driver"
  • Mary E. Kennedy
    Key Cast
    "Susan"
    Shameless
  • Haley D. Saunders
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, family
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • World Premiere Screening
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 23, 2019
    World Premiere
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    Italian and European Premiere
    Official Selection, Finalist, Honorable Mention: Comedy
  • LA Live Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 9, 2019
    Official Selection, Best Family Drama, Best Writer for a Family Drama: Lyn Ventimiglia, Best Supporting Actress: Sandie Sepaniak, Best LGBTQ Film.
  • Female Filmmakers Fuse
    Pasadena
    United States
    November 16, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Console / Handheld Device
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Skyler Barrett

An Atlanta native, Skyler's love of all things film and television, and her interest in creating complex, layered characters, started at an early age. After being accepted into Columbia College Hollywood in 2007, she made the move to Los Angeles. Many opportunities followed, including internships in Casting and Production at CBS Studios ("The Young and the Restless"), ABC Studios ("Grey's Anatomy, "Scandal", "Prime Suspect"), Colbert Mento Casting ("Step Up 3D, "Warm Bodies", "Destination Wedding"), and casting several student films for Columbia College Hollywood.

After graduating with a BFA in Film/TV Editing, she went on to cast commercials and book extras at Prime Casting, write and direct her own short films, edit other filmmakers' projects on a freelance basis, and created the award-winning dramedy web series, Reckless Juliets, now streaming on Amazon Prime. The series presented an interesting challenge for the Director due to the complexity of the characters. The episodes range from devastating drama dealing with suicide and mental illness to dark comedy dealing with body issues and drug habits among foul mouthed, sarcastic teenage girls. The series went on to screen at several festivals including Hollyweb, NYC Web Fest, Vancouver Web Fest, Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival, Mammoth Film Festival, Hollywood Comedy Shorts, Playhouse West Film Festival, and many more.

Currently, she is working on writing a full length Pilot for Reckless Juliets to pitch to streaming services, is an on set DIT for two popular Kin Community YouTube series, and continues to work as a freelance Director, Editor, Colorist, and Casting Director.

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