Private Project

Moving Day

When Jamie moves out of the home he used to share with Sophie, it finally motivates the two former lovers to have an honest conversation about why their relationship fell apart.

  • Curtis Clark
  • Curtis Clark
  • Tony Baer
  • Curtis Clark
  • Tony Baer
  • Mara Klein
    Key Cast
    Casual, Fresh of the Boat
  • Tony Baer
    Key Cast
  • Myles McGee
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Curtis Clark

Curtis grew up the son of a farmer in Wacousta, Michigan. He spent his youth spun up in a tornado of comics, novels, film, television and games. It eventually spit him out in Los Angeles, where he now lives with his wife, son and daughter. Aside from writing and pitching television and film, he has also written graphic novels for the New York Times Best Selling Looking Glass Wars franchise.

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Director Statement

MOVING DAY is not a story I would have—nor probably could have—told a few years ago.

Its main theme is regret and I’d always had what I considered normal breakups, normal deaths, normal successes and normal failures. That was, until lady tragedy finally got her hands on me. A real tragedy. Of the bomb in the middle of your life variety. And in its wake came real regret. Festering, eating, weighing, stalking, skulking, paralyzing, regret.

It threatened to highjack my life. I felt sunken into it. Then one night TONY BAER and I — muttering through our frustrations, hopes and dreams — stumbled right into a story about regret and moving on. A short, simple, universal story. A story that wouldn’t go away. That became very personal to me. The project became a catharsis and proved the right story for me to grow as a filmmaker. After years of solely writing and developing in Hollywood, MOVING DAY was my first foray into directing and real producing.

And I was lucky. Our team was built entirely on recommendations. There was plenty of goodwill. When one door closed, another opened. I leaned on story and character to inform me as a writer-turned-director, but trust in cast and crew proved to be my most valuable skill. I’m proud that with just a couple actors and a vacant house (and plenty of favors), we achieved our story and I got to do it with such good people.

I hope MOVING DAY inspires our audience to have the hard conversation, the awkward, the sickening, the painful one. There’s always tomorrow, until there isn’t. And for those swallowed by regret, make peace and move on. Life is too short, too fragile and too beautiful to waste.

Curtis Clark