Experiencing Interruptions?

The Task

In a creative work environment in a corporate setting a low level employee must figure out what her boss wants her to do because he refuses to say what he actually means.

  • Trevor Alpert
  • Trevor Alpert
  • Richard Harrington
  • Tyler Strauss
  • Desiree Cardona
  • Jeeraya W. Moranon
  • Ashley Park
    Key Cast
  • Ryon Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Alessandra Scotto
    Key Cast
  • Matt Kempner
    Key Cast
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    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,787 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Trevor Alpert

Trevor Alpert grew up in Florida, but don't hold that against him. His entire childhood he wanted to "write movies" having no idea what that entailed nor having ever met anyone who had worked in Hollywood. After majoring in Economics in college, thinking he was taking the "safe route", he quickly learned there is no such thing when he graduated in 2016 with no job opportunities. So like any responsible young adult would do, he packed up and moved to LA to crash on friends' couches for a summer while saving money from driving for Uber. Somehow, after taking every PA job he heard about he met someone who was hiring for a full time Post PA on an ABC Sitcom. While there the Showrunner saw a web series he had written and produced and promoted him to Writers PA and then Writers Assistant. Unfortunately, in 2020 he found himself back at square one and has since spent the time producing his own short films and web series.

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Director Statement

This film is inspired by my experience working as an assistant in Network Television. It highlights the toxicity of so-called "creative work environments" in a corporate setting. While power is consolidated at the top, responsibility is completely defused. The more power someone has the less they can be held responsible. People in charge have no idea what they're doing, they just know that it has worked in the past so they continue vomit out whatever comes to them in hopes that the audience will continue to eat it up. Since they don't know what actually works or why, they are intentionally cryptic with their instructions so they may reserve the right to blame their subordinates when the real bosses (the network) don't like what they produced. Bad people make it to the top by throwing people under the bus and they keep their power by doing the same thing.