When the university's elevator breaks down, three students get trapped together after passing each other for the past four years. The event will change their lives forever.

  • Shante Jefferson
    Victoria, Friend Zone, Young Ballerz
  • CeCe Tyshay Jeffetson
    Friend Zone, Young Ballerz
  • Shante Jefferson
  • Monica Garcia
  • Nala Clophus
    Key Cast
    "R'ria Watson"
  • Kiera Rose
    Key Cast
  • Justice Tarver
    Key Cast
  • Zicong Wang
    Director of Photography
  • Amanda Miguel Reyes
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia College Hollywood
Director Biography - Shante Jefferson

Shanté "2Cool" Jefferson is an American director, writer, producer and actor from Youngstown, Ohio.

He moved to Los Angeles in the 90's with his R&B group which later disbanded. Shanté later pursued acting and starred in numerous commercials which led to his career behind the scenes directing, writing and producing.

Jefferson is the CEO of 2Cool Films where he continues to create film and television.

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Director Statement

"Tripps" is my fourth short film. All four films are different. With "Tripps" I wanted to touch more on family and emotion. My wife and I wrote this together and we both relate to being separated from family, long lost relatives, ect... It's a universal story that I felt in my bones would be a beautiful story to tell and I would love to expand upon it in a feature film.