Moving Day

Carrie’s illness has come back strong, and now she and Pete are separating. Her friends are confused and blame Pete, but is it really that simple? Is this a mutual separation, or is Pete kicking her out? Today is moving day. While everyone else struggles with their decision to part ways, Pete struggles with a secret burden that only he can carry.

  • Samuel Z. P. Thomas
    Director
    Birthday Boy, Tame the Frontier
  • Louis Hunter
    Writer
    Birthday Boy, Tame the Frontier
  • Samuel Z. P. Thomas
    Writer
    Birthday Boy, Tame the Frontier
  • Louis Hunter
    Producer
    Birthday Boy, Tame the Frontier
  • Heath Allyn
    Key Cast
    #RIP, Man of Empire, The Longest Goodbye
  • Rachel M. Carothers
    Key Cast
    Birthday Boy, Tame the Frontier
  • Brian Villalobos
    Key Cast
    Where the Red Fox Lies, BIT Parts, Living with Joban
  • Elizabeth Edie Davis
    Key Cast
    Tame the Frontier
  • Christopher Cassarino
    Key Cast
    Army Wives, Novella, Necrophilia: A Love Story
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Short, Tragedy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.4:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    April 9, 2015
  • Kansas City Film Festival
    Kansas City, MO
    April 15, 2015
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    July 31, 2016
  • Filmstock Colorado
    Denver, CO
    October 4, 2014
    World Premiere
    Winner - Best Actor - Heath Allyn
  • Emerge Film Festival
    Lewiston, ME
    April 10, 2015
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    September 27, 2015
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    April 24, 2015
    Winner - Best Screenplay | Nominee - Best Drama Short, Best Actress Short Film: Rachel M. Carothers, Best Supporting Actor: Brian Villalobos
  • WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    April 18, 2015
    Texas Premiere
    Gold Remi Award
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    September 23, 2015
  • Trail Dance Film Festival
    Duncan, OK
    January 23, 2015
    Nominee - Best Short Drama
  • Beeston Film Festival
    Beeston, England
    January 24, 2015
    International Premiere
  • Tally Shorts Film Festival
    Tallahassee, FL
    February 7, 2015
  • The Magnolia Independent Film Festival
    Starkville, MS
    February 19, 2015
    Elena Zastawnik Award for Best Written Film
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival
    Choctaw, OK
    April 3, 2015
  • Bare Bones Film and Music Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    April 10, 2015
    Nominee - Best Romance / Drama, Best Actor in a Short: Heath Allyn, Best Actress in a Short: Rachel M. Carothers
  • Interurban Film Festival
    Sherman, TX
    May 29, 2015
  • Lionshead Film Festival
    Dallas, TX
    June 27, 2015
    Special Mention - Texas Short
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Ft. Worth, TX
    July 17, 2015
    Best Short Film, Best Relationship Film
  • Central Florida Film Festival
    Ocoee, FL
    September 4, 2015
  • Big as Texas Short Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    December 1, 2015
  • Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival
    Houston, TX
    September 12, 2015
  • Jerome Film and Music Festival
    Jerome, AZ
    September 5, 2015
  • FLY Film Festival
    Enid, OK
    August 8, 2015
    Best Actor in a Short, Best Actress in a Short
  • Hampshire Film Festival
    Hampshire, UK
    February 18, 2016
  • HollyShorts Monthly Screening
    Hollywood, CA
    June 30, 2016
  • Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival
    Clear Lake, TX
    September 12, 2015
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    September 23, 2015
    Best Texas Short, Audience Award (Texas Short)
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    September 26, 2015
  • Lake Charles Film Festival
    Lake Charles, LA
    October 10, 2015
  • World Arts Film Festival
    Jacksonville, FL
    October 16, 2015
  • Connect Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 25, 2015
  • I Filmmaker Film Festival
    Marbella, SPAIN
    December 4, 2015
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
    Corpus Christi, TX
    December 4, 2015
  • Pune Short Film Festival
    Pune, INDIA
    December 26, 2015
  • Bastrop Film and Music Festival
    Bastrop, TX
    March 11, 2016
Director Biography - Samuel Z. P. Thomas

Samuel currently works in freelance production & post in a major U.S. market. He formed Ogopogo Film Co. with film school buddy, Louis Hunter, to produce quality stories worth telling, whether through their own passion projects or for their discerning clients.

In addition to making award-winning films, he is blessed by the love of his wife and three boys. And he enjoys playing poker (even when he doesn't win).

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Director Statement

We feel the power of “Moving Day” is in the characters and the story - where the conflict spills from secrets, hidden motives, and the compelling, heartbreaking struggle of letting go before it’s time.

The actors deliver honest, lucid, emotional performances that truly stand out.

Our short film was shot on RED with a talented cast and crew from Austin, Dallas and all across Texas. The on-screen drama was palpable on-set; even our boom operator’s eyes teared up while shooting the final scene. This is film has been a labor of love, and we hope it's a story that touches you as well.