Message Not Recieved

Message Not Received is a short documentary that focuses on romantic entitlement and digital harassment. The filmmakers interviewed two fellow students who were victims of online harassment, one who chose to remain anonymous for safety. The director, Barrett McClellan, puts himself in the hot seat by calling out his own past harassing behavior and what was going through his head to show how romantic entitlement can warp someone’s perspective. The filmmakers also use archival footage from 1940s and 50s dating and social behavior videos.

  • Barrett McClellan
  • Keith Joyner Jr.
  • Ethan Lachman
  • Allison Rosenson
    Key Cast
  • Barrett McClellan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Romance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • CU Denver Cine-Fest
    United States
    May 15, 2018
Director Biography - Barrett McClellan

Barrett McClellan is currently a student in the CU Denver Film Program. This is his fourth film in the program. Outside of directing, Barrett is usually found on set as a script supervisor or as a scriptwriter.

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Director Statement

The topic of this film has been extremely important to me since I was 18 when I realized that I spent part of my high school career as a digital harasser. I made this film to shows the victims of this behavior and discuss what was going through my mind as a perpetrator.