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The Cough (A Covid-19 Comedy)

Sometimes a normal ‘bodily function’ can incite paranoia and cause one’s self-survival instincts to kick in! And we’re living in those times!

  • Tanya O'Quinn
  • Tanya O'Quinn
  • Chad Newsome
  • Tanya O'Quinn
  • Jehad Choate
  • Sandra Smith
    Executive Producer
  • Sarah Williams
    Key Cast
  • Robert Espinoza
    Key Cast
  • Chad Newsome
    Director of Photography
  • Jehad Choate
  • Chad Newsome
  • Jehad Choate
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    3 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 8, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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    Digital BRAW 4K DCI 4:4:4
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Director Biography - Tanya O'Quinn

Tanya is a gifted Creative Writer whose imagination knows no bounds. She writes ‘what she sees’ and has recently discovered her passion for directing those ‘visions’. “Browsing History” is just one of many comedy shorts she has led across the finish line. Since her writing career began, she’s written over ten features and ten short films.

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Director Statement

As a Screenwriter, I write what I see. As a Director, my goal is to make sure others see what I’ve written.

“Browsing History” is my second effort as Director; since its completion, I’ve directed two more short films. I’m a writer essentially. I write. I write what I see.

‘FADE IN:’ And then I wait to see what I shall write. Truly, I take dictation.

Enter “Browsing History”.

One-night stands...we all have them or have had them, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. Such is life. Sometimes we usually are just left with memories and first names or nicknames...some of us only remember locations or occasions.

Have I had a one-night stand knowingly or unknowingly? Yes. Have you? Some one-night stands are not intentional. One of the partners simply wants to see what they are working with sexually before they make any sort of decision on the matter of a relationship. It’s sort of an ‘investigative process’ if you will. And some ‘investigations’ yield negative or undesirable results, thus the encounter then becomes a one-night stand. It is usually during this time when the ‘stranger in the night’ leaves before dawn. Unless there’s adultery or betrayal occurring...(that’s for another short).

In “Browsing History” I wanted to show a one-night stand continuing into the next morning and revealing satisfaction and ‘joy’ (if you will) over one’s ‘drunken choice.’ I visualized a happy ending to the romantic, albeit dangerous, encounter. I indulged in the concept of a man falling in love with his one-night stand simply by getting to know her through her browsing history. I had no idea what he would discover nor how he would react. The script really does write itself.