Experiencing Interruptions?


A video doorbell spies on a new couple across the hall as their relationship takes a dark turn.

  • India Dupre
    LOST, Stripped, The People VS OJ Simpson, Mad Max
  • India Dupre
    LOST, Stripped, The People VS OJ Simpson, Mad Max
  • Kurt Oldman
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Super Mansion, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Quanitco
  • Leander Rappmann
    Stripped, Solo Together, Common Sense Media, Red Bull TV
  • India Dupre
    Stripped, Solo Together, Grown Ups, The Get Together, Weddings Inc., GetOutTheVote
  • Katrina Eroen
    Key Cast
    Wunderkinder, Lucid, Ovation
  • Jasper Newman
    Key Cast
    Cain Enabled, Unhollywood, Basement Games
  • Leander Rappmann
    Key Cast
  • Shingo Usami
    Key Cast
    The Terror, Unbroken, Rice Balls
  • Cherise Bangs
    Key Cast
    "New Neighbor"
    I, Carly, FDR: American Badass
  • India Dupre
    Key Cast
    LOST, The People Vs OJ Simpson, Austin Powers Goldmember, Mad Max
  • Grace Lee
    Key Cast
    "Police Woman "
    Krippendorf's Tribe, Nine-Tenths of the Law, Static, One Week Notice
  • Devon Reese Simon
    Key Cast
    Cheerleaders, The Resistance, Schooled
  • Walter Lewis
    Key Cast
    "Officer Mackenski "
    The Dark Night, 1408
  • Dana Lee Ryan
    Key Cast
  • Adam Kruger
    Key Cast
    This is LA, The Big Bang Theory
  • Margaret Dupre
    Key Cast
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • David Auerbach
    Director of Photography
    Zen and Zero, Solo Together, Stripped
  • Jena Gautherot
    The Kid, You're Not You
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Suspense, experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2020
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    United States
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  • The Sedona International Film Festival - Winner
    Sedona, Arizona
    United States
    February 29, 2020
    North American Premiere
    WINNER: Most Innovative Short
  • Catalina Film Festival - Winner
    United States
    September 27, 2020
    WINNER: Drama / International Short Film Comp
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Winner
    Orange County
    United States
    September 17, 2020
    WINNER: Best Director India Dupre
  • The Cleveland International Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    March 31, 2020
    Nominated: Best Short
  • St. Kilda Film Festival, Australia
    St. Kilda
    June 12, 2020
    Australian Premiere
  • Bengaluru International Short Film Festival - Finalist
    August 26, 2020
    Indian Premiere
  • Cordillera Int’l Film Festival( CIFF)
    United States
    July 26, 2020
    Reno/ Tahoe Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
    United States
    August 1, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • Pittsburgh Shorts
    United States
    November 6, 2020
    PA Premiere
  • SpyFlix Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    April 24, 2021
    NY Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Women In Film Shorts Night
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 14, 2021
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Offical Selection
Director Biography - India Dupre

India Dupre is an Australian/British writer and director.
She received her BA with honors from UCLA School of Theater Film and TV and is an alumnus of The Groundlings, Playhouse West and The Stella Adler Players.

Her first short film, STRIPPED, starring Vikings actress, Katheryn Winnick and shot by Halloween's Dean Cundey ASC, won several Oscar qualifying film festivals and is being developed into a feature India will direct in Australia.

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Director Statement

I wanted to explore a new way of filmmaking. Tell a story from a different perspective. Is a video doorbell a reliable narrator? Can it be the protagonist? The hero? If character is what we do when no one is looking, what happens to our psyche when someone or something is always watching?

What if I force the viewers into voyeurism? Are we hoping something bad will happen for our entertainment? To make us feel better about our own lives? Should we share the guilt when disaster strikes because we saw, and even enjoyed, the signs?

Are we safer with the current inundation of technology? Do we even take the time to review our video doorbell footage? Does this form of technology only become important when something bad happens? Are we not interested when something good happens? Who else has access to our footage? What are they assessing about us and how are they using it?

RING- a circle, a cycle.

The transient cycle of an apartment building with neighbors, airbnb users and internet dates coming and going. Actors moving to town to make it big, then leaving, and new ones taking their place.

The cycle of relationships: longevity dying, fresh new love, starting over again and ending up with the same complications and repeating the same patterns with someone new.

The frightening cycle of domestic violence: The tension, the build up, the explosion, the guilt, the honeymoon, and the nervousness of when it will all repeat again.

As quickly as a person can be digitized, filtered, and framed in likes - they can just as easily vanish under the weight of a mere fingertip. Anyone can ghost and disappear, or can they?