The Suck

In 1986 a science teacher brings his young daughter to witness the Challenger shuttle launch and subsequent tragedy. Many years later, after she has moved away to Hollywood to become the E-cigarette personality Nicky Nicotine, her father still harbors weighty regrets. When a young door-to-door salesman convinces him to buy an outrageously expensive vacuum, a magical reversal of gravity occurs.

  • Chris Merrill
  • Chris Merrill
    Wererock, Mattresside, Thank You Note from a Dead Man
  • Wenjie Kong
    Cold Wall, Hello From Taiwan, DOT
  • Indeana Underhill
    Saeada, Your One and Only
  • Taylor Meskimen
    Key Cast
    PlayStation Girl, Ask the StoryBots, Garrison 7: War Is Coming
  • Austin Zajur
    Key Cast
    "The Salesman"
    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Fist Fight, Clerks III, The Fallout
  • Jim Meskimen
    Key Cast
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Punisher, Nothing to Lose, Domestic Disturbance
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    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Chris Merrill

Chris Merrill is an Emmy Award-winning Producer and Director for the American Film Institute. Credits include the AFI Tributes to Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Jane Fonda, Mel Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, Mike Nichols, Morgan Freeman and Warren Beatty and the Turner Classic Movies series AFI’s MASTER CLASS. His feature script LOST ANGELES was produced by Burgandy Films, starring Joelle Carter and Mark Boone Junior and Directed by Phedon Papamichael. His short films BEACH MUMMY, MATTRESSIDE (Rose McIver, Jennifer Morrison, Gates McFadden) and WEREROCK (Lucy DeVito, Noah Segan) have screened at festivals such as AFI Fest and HollyShorts. He’s a member of the DGA.

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