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Out of Order

When a man awakens, hungover, in a hotel room and realizes he cheated during a drunken night, a sinister stairwell forces him to tell the truth or risk everything.

  • Trevor Zhou
    The Problem of Gravity, The Waltz, Layover
  • Trevor Zhou
  • Trevor Zhou
  • Trevor Zhou
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  • Rachel Frost
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    Thriller, horror
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Trevor Zhou

Trevor Zhou is a filmmaker, writer, actor in New York City. Trevor’s short projects have screened at festivals around the world and have garnered a few awards along the way. He's currently developing a serialized version of Out of Order for TV with similar themes and a new comedic sitcom about flight attendants flying the not-so-friendly skies.

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Director Statement

Two years ago, I was at a film festival in Bali where I met a local artist named Nadia. We clicked and went for a coffee. That coffee turned into a personal tour of the city over the course of several days. After the festival, Nadia invited me to a cabin in the mountains where I cooked her my favorite dishes and we explored the mountains together.

Even though I only knew her for a short time, I knew we had a connection that was special. However, I felt she was too free spirited to be tied down and wouldn’t want anything more, so I didn’t ask.

I went back this past year and tried to look her up, and asked mutual friends about her, but she seems to have vanished. Her phone number and all her social media, disconnected.
Sometimes I return to my own personal stairwell; during moments of solitude, my mind tends to wander back to the moments we shared and the things I should’ve said.

Writing is therapy and Out of Order is the direct result of developing the themes of mistake, remorse and redemption.