Old Friend

A call from an ex-flame in the wake of a friend's death disrupts Ellie and Thomas' relationship. But something isn't right. What is Rachel hiding?

  • Joseph Schlapsi
    And Again, Found
  • Paarth Pandey
    Director of Photography
    And Again
  • Joseph Schlapsi
    And Again, Found
  • Sault College
  • Reilly Nelson
    Key Cast
    "Ellie Rose"
    You Should Smile More
  • Joseph Schlapsi
    Key Cast
    Obsession, Found
  • Senga-Jean Cormier
    Key Cast
    "Rachel Fairchild"
  • Marnie Stone
    Key Cast
    "Marie Fairchild"
  • Candice Day
    Special Thanks
  • Michael Gaughan
    Special Thanks
  • Sidney Gould
    Special Thanks
  • Rebeka Herron
    Special Thanks
  • Konran Media
    Special Thanks
  • Alison MacDonald
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sault College
Director Biography - Joseph Schlapsi

Joseph Schlapsi is a twisted Northern Ontario based filmmaker and Sound Mixer born in Ottawa, who has been creating amateur supernatural/thriller shorts since grade school. Now a Digital Film Production graduate from Sault College, his college shorts AND AGAIN and OLD FRIEND have screen at multiple festivals. He is currently developing a thriller screenplay based on his newest short, OLD FRIEND.

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Director Statement

I was attracted to this story by the idea of there being someone who is not who they claim they are - and only finding that out by chance, realizing you're too late to intervene with the fallout of that. I hoped by slowly revealing the context of the situation it would allow the audience to feel the frustration that Ellie feels during her path to finding the truth. This version of Old Friend came from a last minute change to a much larger script which focused on the dynamic between Thomas and Rachel. I am currently adapting this idea into a 90-page thriller feature screenplay.