Experiencing Interruptions?


After finding an old radio in his grandfather's shop, Alder begins receiving mysterious coded messages. With the help of his childhood friend, Lacey - and some prompting from Grandpa Art - he embarks on a quest to make a stranger's last wish a reality.

  • Townsend Dick
  • Kianna Bliven
  • Kianna Bliven
  • Kianna Bliven
  • Townsend Dick
  • Breana Raquel
    Key Cast
    "Lacey Watts"
    Criminal Minds, SEAL Team, General Hospital
  • Danny Irizarry
    Key Cast
    Wrapped, Chicago P.D., Knuckleball
  • Donald Pitts
    Key Cast
    "Grandpa Art"
    Misfit's Prick, Project Hollywood
  • Ben Scattone
    Key Cast
    "Roy Westover"
    Greg and Jules Forever, How to Do Screenwriting Good
  • Jess Antrobus
    Key Cast
    "Evelyn Westover"
    HDEC: Humans Do Exist Club, Objectification
  • Becky Brown
    Key Cast
    "Older Evelyn"
    On the Fence, Melody, The Beech Boys
  • Townsend Dick
    Mort., Beech Boys
  • Ashley Popiwchak
    Production Designer
    Mort., Everyone's a Critic
  • Sterling Maffe
    HEXIT, Mort.
  • Matt Heisler
    Post-Production Coordinator
  • Cynthia Garcia
    1st Assistant Director
  • Rebekah Swann
    Script Supervisors
  • Sofia Silva
    Script Supervisors
  • Keanu Banayat
    Sound Mixers
    The Little Lantern
  • Kayla Clark
    Sound Mixers
  • Chetco Timmins
    Long Cycle, Legacy
  • Cory Williamson
    Best Boy
  • Josiah Sheffer
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Alexander Vollman
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Jonathan "JD" Elliott
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Wesley Campbell
    VFX Artists
    Rise of the Protector, Heritage
  • Townsend Dick
    VFX Artists
  • Jonathan "JD" Elliott
    VFX Artists
  • Christopher Tjajadi
    Sound Designer
  • Stephen Frederick
    Re-recording Artist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Coming-of-Age, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Townsend Dick, Kianna Bliven

James Townsend Dick was born in Virginia, but raised most of his life in Weatherford, Texas. Growing up in the country, Townsend gained much experience from raising cows, sheep, goats, and chickens, which not only gave him an appreciation for life outdoors, but also helped him develop a positive work-ethic and a determined commitment to any task he was given. At age eight, he was given a camcorder and immediately fell in love with creating his own home movies and often gathered his friends together for ambitious summer-long film projects.

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Director Statement

We live in the age of technological revolution. Every day there is a new invention, a new gadget, or a new trend. With the next phone always around the corner, and apps growing and dying everyday, the world is all about the new and exciting, and ever so quick to forget even the closest pieces of history.

While such innovation has shown widespread creativity and opened doors in every industry, it has also seemed to narrow our individual world-views to a more self-centered universe. Everything is personalized - yet nothing is personal. Everything is about bettering one's self and people are less interested in sparing the precious time that could change the life of a stranger.

This film was written with the generous stranger in mind.
We all have individuals in our lives - often people that we do not even know - who took the time to make an impact on our lives through their simple acts of kindness. It is often these simple actions that are the first to fade away, as older generations pass and the new are often too focused on their own time to think about giving to someone else.

Sunsprite hopes to give back.

This film seeks to shed light on the value of the past and the "old." We also hope to pay homage to those who have come before us - and all of the gifts they have passed on to us. Alder's character is much like the majority of society today. He is eager to forget the past and choose his own path to adulthood – but he does not realize how much the past still has to offer.