Experiencing Interruptions?


An unhappy bachelor seeks the assistance of his state of the art technological system for a simple task, but he soon discovers its lack of support is detrimental to his relationship.

  • Denton Adams
  • Rahshan Wall
  • Denton Adams
  • Anthony Sydnor
  • CJ Williams
    Key Cast
  • Michelle I. Baker
    Key Cast
  • Rahshan Wall
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Blackmagic
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Director Biography - Denton Adams

Denton born Adam Denton Smith was born and raised in Washington, DC and is a graduate of the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts, NC School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking (BFA 2005), and Full Sail University (MFA 2015).

Independently he's directed several short and feature films and a few web-series while residing in the Nations Capitol while working as a full-time Video Producer for the federal government. After 10 years of federal service he quit that job to pursue his passion and dreams as a film and TV writer-director. He and his family relocated to Los Angeles, CA in 2017 where he has continued to pursue his passion in storytelling with a focus on science-fiction and fantasy. Quinoa marks his first produced project since moving to the west coast.

Currently he is in development with other creatives on TV episodic series and feature film projects.

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Director Statement

Technology has taken over the very foundation of our way of life or is it that we have used technology to change our way of living? From daily interactions with one another through social media and texting, we have been complacent in our way of communicating and interacting with other human beings. From instant gratification and instant messaging we are bombarded with comments from friends and strangers, and memes by the push of a finger. One might say we’ve lost the true nature of human interaction.

When I read this script, I immediately fell in love with its humor and characterization. Although it hits on an important topic of relying on technology to do the simplest of tasks, the authentic nature of the characters shines throughout the script creating a comedic point of view. Rahshan wrote a very relatable story that I knew would resonate with each audience that saw it. It’s not the typical story of some guy cheating on his girl and getting caught. It’s a simple setup of man versus machine and himself all at the same time.

Although my focus as a writer and director has been dramas and more recently delving into science fiction and fantasy, one thing that I find to always come across in all narrative storytelling is the human condition. In this short film it’s clear how technology can either help or hinder us, and how we have become lazy to allow certain misfortunes and setbacks take place in our lives. I hope everyone who sees the film not only enjoys it, but also sees the sub-textual element and context of the film which basically acknowledges that sometimes “technology isn’t your friend.”