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Spring Cleaning

When a disenchanted, passed up middle age salesman is caught cheating by his wife, he’s forced to face his skeletons in the closet to win her back. Will there be a happily ever after or is she fighting demons of her own?

  • Joe Boothe
  • Silvia Baldassini
  • Silvia Baldassini
  • Silvia Baldassini
    Key Cast
  • Peter Holden
    Key Cast
  • Erin Dellorso
    Key Cast
  • Nick Bergen & Ben Lear
  • Tiffany Murray
    Director of Photography
  • Nick Bergen & Mikki Acedo
    Original Score
  • Lola Noh & Allison Powell
    Consulting Producers
  • Roni Geva
    Associate Producer
  • Adam Kassel
    1st AD
  • Allison Powell, Brian Silverman & Alex Vaughan
    Production Assistants
  • Devin Dalool
  • Conor Soules
  • Anthony Newen
    Sound Mixer
  • Sarah Nicole Ward
    Make up Artist
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Joe Boothe

Joe is a writer and a director living in Los Angeles. A Kansas native, he traded wheat fields for palm trees and has never looked back (except during the college basketball season). His first short 'The Morning After' earned him a place in the American’ Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Joe recently wrote for the TNT drama 'The Librarians', co-wrote 'Something Blue' for Black Label Media, and adapted 'Serpent’s Bite', starring Anna Camp, for Grey Eagle Films. Joe himself is an alum of The Groundlings' "Sunday Company", a student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a sometimes chili chef.

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Director Statement

With Spring Cleaning, we wanted to explore the reality of keeping secrets within a marriage in order to save it. Both characters in this movie are hiding something to protect the other and are prisoners of their own device in different ways. Tonally, we wanted to play with a murder mystery that devolves into farce. In life, our secrets seem so overwhelming and important, and ultimately we're just ridiculous idiots running around trying to save ourselves. The color palette goes from rich ambers and oranges to the stark whiteness of a morgue. Ultimately, even though the characters have seemingly met each other on a plane of truth, we return to the shadows and depth of the beginning, realizing that we all have our secrets, and they very rarely all come fully to light.