The Big Pivot

During the time of the Great Resignation, people break out of the confines of their flat lives after taking the last life-coaching session they'll ever need.

  • Chris Harcum
  • Chris Harcum
  • Chris Harcum
  • Jeanne Lauren Smith
    Key Cast
  • Lisa Barnes
    Key Cast
  • Heather Carlson
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Pope
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Movie Play International Film Festival

    May 20, 2022
    Winner, Best Short Film (Main Category)
  • Swedish International Film Festival

    May 10, 2022
    Outstanding Achievement, Best Comedy
  • Bright International Film Festival

    May 10, 2022
    Winner, Best Short Film (Main Category)
  • Medusa Film Festival (14th Season )

    May 31, 2022
    Winner, Best Short Comedy
  • Airflix Film Festival

    May 25, 2022
    Winner, Best Short Comedy Film
  • Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival

    June 24, 2022
    Outstanding Achievement, Best Director
  • EdiPlay International Film Festival

    May 28, 2022
    Finalist, Best Short Film (Main Category)
Director Biography - Chris Harcum

Chris Harcum is an actor, playwright, and producer, based in New York City. He is half of the the long-form improv duo Pedro & Chris and is the Producing Director for Elephant Run District. His solo shows include American Badass, American Gun Show, Anhedonia Road, Gotham Standards, Green, Mahamudra, The Preservationist, and Some Kind of Pink Breakfast. His full-length plays include Martin Denton, Martin Denton; Rabbit Island; The Hypochondriac; and The Devil in Ms. Spelvin. His American Gun Show received 5-star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times and the Brooklyn Rail. He was named NYTTheatre’s Person of the Year for his work on Green. More details:

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Director Statement

My mission is to deep dive into our human mess, to crack people up, and to leave a dent in the universe. I want to create pieces that people enjoy in the present and are haunted by later on.