Experiencing Interruptions?

Over the Threshold

A highly conservative Christian couple struggle to find intimacy on their wedding night as a result of their repressed upbringing.

  • Joshua Michael Payne
    Fire Escape, Speechless
  • Joshua Michael Payne
    Fire Escape, #Anatomy of the Romantic Comedy
  • Joshua Michael Payne
    Fire Escape, And Many More...?, Speechless
  • Elisha Lawson
    Fire Escape, #Anatomy of the Romantic Comedy
  • Mattie Jo Cowsert
    Key Cast
    Broken Faith, Swipe
  • John DiMino
    Key Cast
    Smoke in the Air, Ask for Jane
  • Kara Young
    Key Cast
    "Room Service (voice)"
    Hair Wolf, The Punisher
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
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Director Biography - Joshua Michael Payne

Writer/Director of 2018's festival favorite, "Fire Escape" and Co-Writer/Producer of NYC's 48 Hour Festival Winner "And Many More...?"

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Director Statement

Hey festival film screeners! Joshua Michael Payne here.

Over the Threshold is a super personal film detailing the first sexual experience of highly conservative Christians, and the psychological implications of repressing ones inhibitions for many years. It meant a lot to myself and the cast and crew to make this, and we hope it has an impact on you as well.

Thanks for viewing! We hope to see you soon.

Joshua Michael Payne