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Take Me Out

A window into the broken soul of Bruce, battling long-term depression and the culmination of events leading up to the tipping point of his bottled up shame, guilt, and self-destruction.

  • Fritz Frauendorf
  • Fritz Frauendorf
  • Fritz Frauendorf
  • Brian Collins
    Key Cast
    "Bruce Foster"
    Keys, Me Familia
  • Romeo Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Linnéa Hedberg
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Burdette
    Key Cast
    Dissonance, That Strange Time I Picked My Brother Up From Billy's House
  • William S. Miller
    Key Cast
    "Bruce's Doctor/Comedian"
  • Katharina Raskin
    Key Cast
    "Girl on subway"
  • Danielle Bella
    Key Cast
  • Luisa Menzen
    Key Cast
  • Kayla Greyling
    Key Cast
  • Fritz Frauendorf
    Key Cast
  • Alex Roselli
    Key Cast
    "Friend in the park"
  • Jessica Loring
    Key Cast
    "Bruce's mother"
  • Linda E. Simon
    Key Cast
    "Bruce's mother (dead)"
  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "Homeless man"
  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Director of Photography
  • Jose Osorio
    Assistant Camera
  • Jared Grove
  • Kaitlynn Nouse
  • Nick Venuti
    Assistant Director
    That Strange Time I Picked My Brother Up From Billy's House
  • Sol Yun
    Assistant Director
  • Alex Roselli
    Production Assistant
  • Mark Sangurima
    Production Assistant
  • Sofia Monzerratt
  • Fritz Frauendorf
  • Anselm Havu
  • Ernesto Cantillo
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FS7 Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Indie Night Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Worldwide Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Fritz Frauendorf

I'm a film student studying in and working out of L.A.
I was born in New York and grew up in several states.
My passion for cinema really spawned while I was in high school, and it led me to pursue the path of making my own films to express myself.
To get all the profound darkness inside of me that typically doesn't come out translated onto film.

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Director Statement

Take Me Out is a story that comes from deep inside of me, one I've been trying to get out of me for years. A story about depression and self-hatred. A story about how your lowest points in life can lead to the end, and how these feelings never really go away. How depression doesn't really have a specific root, and how it just feels like an uncontrollabe, undifferentiated sense of mayhem. It's something I've struggled with for years, and I had to do something about it, so I made this.
Take Me Out is by far the most personal film I've ever made, and the first one I actually believe in, the one I put my entire soul into.
I know there are so many people who feel like they live alone in the world with mental health problems like depression, and I want to do it some justice by sharing my story.

I really hope this film reaches people and can make an impression, even on just one person.

I'm grateful for everything I had going into this project, and I can't be more appreciative to my crew, friends, and family who supported me in making this story possible.

"Note to self: Three Words...
Take. Me. Out."