Experiencing Interruptions?


A young woman struggles to find her own way in life while helping a neighborhood friend retrieve something of value. But in a community of debt and broken dreams, possessing anything of value complicates the lives of anyone in its orbit.

Filmed in and around Northern New Jersey and Suffern, NY.

C. 2022
Runtime 53:14

  • Brian Mihok
    Three Trees, Parachute
  • Brian Mihok
  • Joelle Montoya
    Key Cast
    "River St. John"
  • J. Brian
    Key Cast
    "Pete Sheridan"
  • Rivera Reese
    Key Cast
    "Sharky Warren"
  • Laura Desmond
    Key Cast
    "Beth Carter"
  • Ellen Boscov
    Key Cast
    "Nona Varga"
  • Marcus R. Smith
    Key Cast
  • Michael Wares
    Key Cast
  • Darlene Joiner
    Key Cast
    "Strange Woman"
  • Nick Carlascio
    Key Cast
    "Jeffrey Olson"
  • Brian Mihok
    Three Trees (In Thre Parts), Parachute
  • Shawn Donovan
    Production Crew
  • Lauren Donovan
    Production Crew
  • Julian Garcia
    Production Crew
  • Jared Garcia
    Production Crew
  • Zack Carlascio
    Production Crew
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    53 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Brian Mihok

Brian Mihok is a filmmaker, writer, and editor. In 2019, his short film Three Trees (In Three Parts) was recognized in the Long Shorts category for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Inwood Film Festival. His writing has appeared in Fast Company, The Disconnect, Publishing Genius, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. His novel, The Quantum Manual of Style, was released from Aqueous Books in 2013. He also edits matchbook, an online literary magazine at matchbooklitmag.com. Find him at brianmihok.com.

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Director Statement

Sunspot is a movie inspired by the films of the New American Cinema of the 70s and 80s, such as those by John Cassavetes, Dennis Hopper, and Barbara Loden. It also takes its approach to style from filmmakers like Eric Rohmer and Abbas Kiarostami. It develops deliberately, with a minimalist aesthetic. The hope is that the film blossoms organically from the interaction of characters, each dealing with their own life struggles, and is guided by a simple but revealing plot.