Experiencing Interruptions?


This psychological-drama follows a 13-year-old boy whose mother mysteriously disappears, forcing him to question his father and his own memory to uncover the truth.

Synopsis: When his mother fails to pick him up from school, Eric’s
father reassures him nothing is wrong. But on their drive
home, Eric spots his mother’s abandoned car parked
alongside the street, prompting him to investigate. What
follows is a exploration into deceit and paranoia that will
forever change his life.

  • Anthony Kalmeta
    Director, Writer, Editor, Producer
  • Anthony Kalmeta
  • Anthony Kalmeta
  • Michelle Fredericks
  • Duncan Smythe
  • Anthony Kalmeta
    Executive Producer
  • Connor Falk
    Key Cast
  • Lane Wray
    Key Cast
  • Daniela Nyffenegger
    Key Cast
    "Jennifer "
  • Isaiah Walk
  • Anthony Kalmeta
  • Caleb Allen Parker
  • Tom Boykin
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Worldfest Houston - International Film Festival
    United States
    Award Winner
  • UK Film Review Festival
    United Kingdom
    Best Director
  • Romford Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 11, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Independent Short Awards: Platinum Award Best Child Actor
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award Winner
  • Indie Short Fest: Best Supporting Actor, Best Child Actor
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award Winner
  • Marina del Rey Film Festival
    Marina del Rey
    United States
    October 8, 2020
    Online Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • New York Cinematography Awards
    New York
    United States
    June 29, 2020
  • Best Shorts Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award of Excellence
Distribution Information
  • ShortsTV
    Country: United States
    Rights: Paid TV
Director Biography - Anthony Kalmeta

Anthony Kalmeta is a 21-year-old Polish-American filmmaker born in Chicago and is currently based in Irvine. At the age of 16, he graduated and moved out to Los Angeles to become a filmmaker. Over the course of 4 years, Anthony worked as an assistant editor & editor on various industry TV shows and films, all while attending college.

After graduating from the University of California Irvine, Anthony continues to focus his efforts on crafting psychological character pieces, with the intent of unwinding the audience's own internal mechanisms alongside the character's.

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Director Statement

One of the main aspects that drew me in when developing the script was the idea of parental manipulation and the effect it has on children who are still maturing. The film itself is set between two worlds, one for each parent, in which the audience and the protagonist each uncover their own truth. This perceptual grey area is where the film gets its name, it signifies the tone and overarching significance of the story.

This film is inspired from real events, and one of the biggest challenges was finding the right actors who could realistically channel the emotions of the story. The result is a roller coaster; Connor Falk, Lane Wray, and Daniela Nyffenegger give their most powerful performances to date. I am incredibly proud of our final product and believe it communicates an idea that will resonate with audiences even after the credits roll.

-- Anthony Kalmeta