Popsicle Juice

Mikky is a high school student pre-occupied with her own problems, dreaming about the boys at school. But when she is put in charge of her altogether too rambunctious little brother, she must learn how to get along with her worst nightmare or face her mother's wrath. Popsicle Juice is a heartwarming story that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to balance the demands of growing up with the added responsibilities that come with a broken family.

  • Joshua Walquist
  • Joshua Walquist
  • Vivian Poe
    Key Cast
  • Austin Bourne
    Key Cast
  • Annabeth De Ocampo
    Key Cast
  • Justin Marutz
    Director of Photography
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    8 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Joshua Walquist

From a young age, Joshua was enthralled by the process of film making, watching every behind the scenes bonus feature he could get his hands on. As he grew up and began studying film at the University of Oklahoma, he discovered a passion for creative storytelling. Having written and directed a feature film and over 20 shorts, Joshua brings a thorough knowledge of film language and techniques to any set he is a part of.

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Director Statement

Growing up in a single parent household for the majority of my childhood, there were a lot of concessions that I had to make compared to many of the kids around me. For one, until I was 10 years old I had never stayed at the same school for longer than a year. Let's just say this didn't turn me into the most social of kids. Throughout all of that however, I did have my little brother. He shared the experiences with me, he was there with me from the start, and he looked up to me. You may think that we would be two peas in a pod, but we weren't. Just like many older brothers I found my little brother insufferable at times and often abandoned him to do my own thing. Sometimes I look back on those days and wish I was there for him more; he was just as confused as I was. Popsicle Juice, in a way, is a look back at a period of my life where I wish I could have learned that saccharine Hollywood-style lesson, tied together with a neat little bow, and ran off into the sunset laughing, hand in hand with my brother.