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Unexpected Inspiration

What do you expect to happen when you are waiting for your coffee to arrive at the counter? Who do you expect to meet? In this heart-capturing short, the shy writer, Marley, unexpectedly meet the wanderlust Reed. By chance, Reed offers Marley the inspiration she has been fervently searching for, and in return, she offers him the encouragement that he has been lacking to grasp his dreams.

  • Noelle Sommars
  • Noelle Sommars
  • Noelle Sommars
  • Hannah Abraham
    Key Cast
  • Hendrix Womeldorph
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Allen
  • Ben Marsh
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family-Friendly
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Baylor University
Director Biography - Noelle Sommars

Noelle Sommars has just completed her first short film, "Unexpected Inspiration." She believes in the power of stories and its ability to cultivate empathy for people who may not be like yourself. She sees film as a medium of storytelling that allows all sorts of creative minds to come together to make something meaningful to make the world a little bit better place, or more so, revealing the beauty that already exists there.

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Director Statement

I was inspired to make this film after watching the "Before" trilogy by Richard Linklater. The dialogue was captivating, and I was amazed at how a movie with virtually zero action could hold such a weight and intensity. I wanted to take a stab at this genre of storytelling- a genre that encourages me to look at every mundane moment and brief encounter as something meaningful, and perhaps even, unexpectedly inspiring.