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Ryan has agreed to participate in an open adoption for his son; who he has yet to meet. But his past deems him to believe to be an unfit father.

  • Alex Leas
    Director
    Unsealed Prophet
  • Alex Leas
    Writer
    Unsealed Prophet
  • Marie Litzinger
    Producer
    The Woman in the Room
  • Alex Leas
    Producer
    Unsealed Prophet
  • Alex Leas
    Key Cast
    "Ryan"
  • Lina Pittser
    Key Cast
    "Jimena"
    The Woman in the Room
  • Juan Aleman II
    Key Cast
    "Alejandro"
    The Woman in the Room
  • Nicole Dempsey
    Key Cast
    "Therapist"
  • Brandon Harano
    Cinematography
  • Nicole Dempsey
    Sound
    The Woman in the Room
  • Alex Leas
    Editor
    The Woman in the Room
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Reel Life 96
    Lakewood, WA
    United States
    March 19, 2022
Director Biography - Alex Leas

Born on March 23, 1994, in Alexandria, Virginia. Alex was born to Khmer-Chinese parents who escaped their war-torn country to find refuge in America.

Alex took a great appreciation for The Lord of the Rings trilogy as a child. Going as far as to reenact and recreate the scenes from the films with his friends.

He would go on to do high school drama and eventually becoming a stage actor at Green River College.

Having a great love for movies, and always wanting to be a part of it from youth. Alex took the reins by finding ones as passionate as him to help him tell stories through the lenses. As the acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino said “if you truly love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion, you can’t help but make a good movie. You don’t need to go to school, you don’t have to know a lens. You know: a 50, or a 40 and a fuck all that shit. “Crossing the line”, none of that shit is important. If you just truly love cinema with enough passion and you really love it! Then you can’t help but make a good movie.”

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Director Statement

I wrote this short to express my own genuine fears of becoming a first-time father due to trauma and anxiety. Ryan our protagonist is a amalgamation of people I knew and stories are heard.

So it was a real cathartic experience being able to write it and make into a black and white representation. Where the black and white serve as a perspective on what Ryan thinks of his past and why he makes a decision to back out despite wanting to commit. Sometimes the hardest decision is the best decision.