Based on concepts from "The Monkey's Paw" By: W.W. Jacobs

A puzzle-maker that prides himself on being able to solve any problem, takes a stab at the unsaid problem that has literally gone unsolved for thousands of years.

  • Heather Rose Lupex
  • Spencer LaFever
  • Heather Rose Lupex
  • Spencer LaFever
  • Chris Lona
    Key Cast
    "Ernest Cooper"
  • Carla Mansour
    Key Cast
    "Laura Marsh"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    466 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Orange Coast College
  • Orange Coast College In Class Screening.
Distribution Information
  • Heather Lupex
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Heather Rose Lupex

Heather Lupex was born on May 9th During 1990 In Southern California. She was raised and trained to sing at a young age from a family that supported musical theater. Her Interest and passion towards acting, directing and producing began to gain momentum when she was in college at Mount San Antonio during 2012. There she studied more theater concepts and when she began college at Orange Coast College in 2015 the focus transitioned more to television and film directing. As well as, producing and script writing.

There have been many career highlights in terms of college as well as performing and working as a background actress for Central Casting that started In February 2015. Most of her College life included working at the same time for Central Casting, which allowed more experience on set as well as more flexible schedule for college classes in general. Currently, Heather is finishing up her BA In Sociology at CAL state San Marcos. Prior to Covid In June 2019 she started to develop a film production company called lupex Productions. After choosing to go back to college during Covid there has been a hold and pause on the company. In 2022 she is creating a soft opening within the company to focus on post-production for four short films.

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Director Statement

Many fantasy stories have humanistic morals which allow the audience to relate. Moreover, there are deep dark unwanted subconscious truths that many would choose not to discover. Within this each individual eventually must uncover their own unique truth or from Ernest’s perspective; a puzzle to be figured out in order to enter into one’s full potential. It is a quest and a journey towards whether to choose optimism or pessimism- Heather Rose Lupex