Private Project


This is a Faith Based Drama that is a Concept Short-Film. The main Character Caleb Samuels is a 34-Year Army Combat Veteran who lives alone in Houston Tx. He suffers with PTSD, Insomnia and Chronic Depression. Caleb uses cannabis to deal with his issues but it is no longer helping him cope. He is now attempting to find a solution to his problem. He reluctantly calls his mom to tell her his brilliant idea to move to a state where he can get his medical card. His mom who is a God fearing woman tells Caleb to look to God. This doesn't sit well with Caleb because he has a bad taste in his mouth with the Church and Pastors. He makes a bold statement to his mother that would turn out to bite him in the butt later. While at home Caleb gets some terrible news that leads to a series of bad events. Will Caleb make a Change or continue to do the same things?
This film is an adaptation of the Original Screenplay due to the fact it was created as a Pre-Graduation Project for school. The Original couldn't be created because of a lack of resources, cast and crew.

  • Lawrence E Dumas Jr.
  • Lawrence E Dumas Jr.
  • Lawrence E Dumas Jr.
  • Lawrence E Dumas
    Key Cast
    "Caleb Samuels"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Faith-Based Drama, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - BMPCC4K with 16mm
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Los Angeles Film School
Director Biography - Lawrence E Dumas Jr.

Lawrence Eugene Dumas Jr. was born in Norfolk Va and currently resides in Houston Tx. The child of Christian Parents Lawrence grew up in church and at the age of 6 years understood the purpose of the bible. Lawrence grew up on the military base in Va and in June of 2001 enlisted into the United States Army. In 2002 Lawrence deployed to Iraq and did his 1st combat tour as a Transportation Specialist. Lawrence has alway had a passion for films and remembers his dad putting the 1st camera in his hand while on traveling on Vacation.

After getting out of the Military in 2006 Lawrence faced many trials and tribulations result from poor choices he made while trying to deal with the reminders of war. He also has experienced losing his marriage through divorce and later his wife passing away after remarrying. Lawrence went on a soul search and taped back into reading the Bible and seeking God for help. Lawrence has been homeless and in trouble with the law. He almost lost his freedom in 2008 but because of grace he was given a second chance.
In 2009 his life would change with the Birth of Son this caused him to realize he had reason to live and to change. Lawrence prayed and told God that he would change his ways if he gave him a second chance. God heard him and Lawrence started going through a Rebirth. In 2018 Lawrence enrolled into the Los Angeles Film School to pursue his passion for film. He was still dealing with Homelessness and ended up in a Hotel and had to Withdraw from School. He end getting the help he needed from the VA and in 2021 was able to return to finish up his Degree. At the time of writing this Bio Lawrence has less than year finish his degree program.
Lawrence is focused on making an impact for Struggling Veterans and The Homeless Community to show they can overcome their issues. All they have to do is surrender and commit to changing for the better. Learning who God is and what he wants for them.

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Director Statement

" I am grateful for the divine purpose given to me by God I will walk in my purpose with Love, Commitment and Passion for the ones who I am supposed to reach."