Private Project

On the Way Out

This short film follows a young woman who has fallen into a coma. She wakes up within her own subconscious, unaware of where she is. Visited by several important life figures, she must piece together her last memories to discover where she is and why.

  • Payton McCabe
    Director
  • Payton McCabe
    Writer
  • Payton McCabe
    Producer
  • Kristen McAllister
    Key Cast
    "Atlas"
  • Avery McCabe
    Key Cast
    "Olivia"
  • Walker Dial
    Key Cast
    "Adrien"
  • Jennifer McCabe
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Pat Curtis
    Key Cast
    "Grandmother"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Los Angeles Film School
Director - Payton McCabe
Director Statement

I created this film in my Directing II class for Los Angeles Film School. This film was inspired by mental health struggles that both myself and so many others face. This film is meant to highlight that not all those struggling with mental illness will present their symptoms to those around them. I hope that this film will not only make those with mental illness feel less alone, but also show that we all have loved ones around us that we can lean on.