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Twenty Minute Exotic Getaway

Terrorism and global pandemics have made destination travel a luxury of the past. Virtual reality "Getaways" have become the only escape. Devon becomes addicted to the VR travel experience, believing she is receiving a message from within the system.

  • Hollis Sherman-Pepe
  • Hollis Sherman-Pepe
  • Hollis Sherman-Pepe
  • Chris Chandler
  • Kymberly Murphy
    Post Producer
  • Quincy Chad
    Key Cast
  • Lilly Moon
    Key Cast
    "Virtual Reality Girl"
  • Hollis Sherman-Pepe
    Key Cast
  • Petra Sprecher
    Key Cast
  • Chris Chandler
  • Erin Perri
  • Gabriel Gely
  • Aaron Drake
  • Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
    Re-Recording Mixer
  • Kymberly Murphy
    VFX Supervisors
  • David Lebensfeld
    VFX Supervisors
  • Grant Miller
    VFX Supervisors
  • Anna Harari
    VFX Producer
  • Chad Sigston
    Lead VFX Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Belize, Philippines, United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Raw
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Director Biography - Hollis Sherman-Pepe

Hollis Sherman-Pepe has been a film industry professional for 10+ years. Always having multiple irons on the fire, her canon of work displays a diversity of genres and personal interests. As a writer-director-producer she loves the nuances of the creative process and celebrates the collaborative nature of filmmaking.

Sherman-Pepe transitioned from being a life long actor to becoming a filmmaker in 2012, producing her first short film. She has gone on to continue making award winning pieces, and is excited for the future of "Twenty Minute Exotic Getaway," as well as her other current screenplays.

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Director Statement

Making "Twenty Minute Exotic Getaway" has been a long road, with a huge team of dreamers helping to create it. I began shooting in Belize in 2017 wanting to make a sci-fi with beautiful landscapes. As a nature lover and globetrotter, I wondered what would it be like if we could no longer travel? What happens when the natural world is completely depleted due to consumerism and global warming?

In a world where humans are so connected and technology allows for infinite possibilities we are a surprisingly lonely race. We are a diverse species and yet dramatically divided.

When the Covid pandemic stopped the world in its tracks, I was determined to safely finish our final days of shooting. With determination and careful planning we weathered through the many challenges and completed shooting the most ambitious days of our principal photography in August of 2020.

Though it has taken years to complete, our fan base has grown over time and the subject matter has become increasingly poignant. I am delighted to share this experience with the world and this back-to-nature message.