Meeting Mr. Oscar

Audrey, a middle aged woman sleepwalking through her life, encounters an elderly eccentric stranger, Mr. Oscar, who challenges her way of thinking and daily routines. Their unexpected friendship becomes a catalyst for her to step out of her comfort zone and move forward in a new direction.

  • Toni Short
  • Jeongwon Lee
    Here and Now, Uncalled Guest, Into the Dark
  • Toni Short
    The Power of Being You
  • Jeongwon Lee Lee
    Uncalled Guest, Into The Dark
  • Toni Short
    This is the Day
  • Jeongwon Lee
    Karma Strikes, I am good, Life in USA, Here and Now, Uncalled Guest, Into the Dark, Shadow
  • Toni Short
    Key Cast
    White Noise, Uncalled Guest, The Trial and Tribulations of Sally, Tamar Haviv: Coming Together, A Minor Phrophecy
  • Frank Romero
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Oscar"
  • Shu Hirayama
    Director of Photography
    The Edge of Town, Uncalled Guest, The Best of Me, El Narco, Bloom, Born in Heaven, Rooftops of My City
  • Shu Hirayama
    Ekiden, Shell-Shocked, MAAFA: The Movie, Lemon, When the Night Falls
  • Anna Maues
    1st Assistant Director
    Hong, Ro & The Stardust, Chase, Uncalled Guest, Into the Dark
  • Gaston Martinez
    Production Sound Mixer
    A Snapped Hotel, Check the Locks, Chinese Laundry, Absolute Power
  • Gabriel Oliveira Falcao
    Score & Sound Designer
    The Date, Here and Now, Uncalled Guest, Shadow
  • Gigi Eugenie
    Ending Credit Original Song "New Light" Writer & Vocals
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    14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Toni Short

Toni embodies time and expansiveness to excel in communication as she moves from a deeply intuitive place with her entrepreneurial approach to her cross-functional and award winning roles within the global film industry. Her journey to the screen has been rich and textured and Toni’s innate ability to curate environments for excellence transfers to the screen and the hearts of audiences.

Toni is renowned for delivering above expectations. Her collaborations with production companies and corporations such as BBC, Publicis Group, Starcom, Wallpaper and Warner Music speak volumes. The breadth and depth of her professional life in the entertainment business fuels her on screen persona to be equally disciplined and free in the creative eco cycle while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line. Her artistic nature crossed with her strengths in process and action combine with well her sharp structured commercial acumen that continuously delivers creativity with fiduciary responsibility.

Toni comes alive as the conduit for shepherding moving images from linear to a holographic experience by creating the intersections that move projects and teams through the stages of ideation to red carpet. A master at the business of art and the art of business.

Her work finds the essence of any message and her track record and ability to oversee and understand the intricacies of production and the importance of delivery as the core foundations to any project or campaign shine with expert craftsmanship and happy souls while telling raw stories about the exquisite journey of being a human.

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Director Statement

Throughout my life I was told to be still and quiet. Throughout my career I was creatively supporting and promoting others. After being "cracked open" in 2018 from a personal breakdown a new path crystalized in front of and inside of me and my voice was ready to be heard. My time on this Earth is to create and express all forms of art. Sharing nuanced stories that move and connect humans with themselves and something bigger. Meeting Mr. Oscar is a reflection of all that I was and am today and like Audrey finds out... we couldn't know what the future holds on this ever winding road.