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Ten-year-old Reid (Jordan Anderson) is spending the summer of 1982 far from home, stuck at a remote roadside motel with his parents (Elise Robertson, Robert Wesley). With little to do and plenty of time to do it, boredom is never more than a few steps behind – but when the captivating Tiffany (Gina DeVivo) checks in with her family, Reid suddenly finds himself with way too much on his mind. VACANCY is a meditation on the banal nature of loneliness, heartache, and the inevitable loss of innocence; Combustible Celluloid's Jeffrey M. Anderson declares "the film effectively captures an intense feeling of loneliness and sweet pathos" and praises its "touching performances".

  • Steve Hosford
    Philosophy 101, Whitebread and Goatman
  • Steve Hosford
    Philosophy 101, Whitebread and Goatman
  • Steve Hosford
    Philosophy 101, Whitebread and Goatman
  • Jordan Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Elise Robertson
    Key Cast
  • Robert Wesley
    Key Cast
  • Gina DeVivo
    Key Cast
  • John Lynd
    Key Cast
    "Motel Manager"
  • Steven J. Warner
    Key Cast
    "Dad's Co-worker"
  • Scott R. Wright
    Key Cast
    "Tiffany's Dad"
  • Carl Owens
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, coming of age
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    October 4, 2021
Director Biography - Steve Hosford

Steve Hosford is a graduate of the Film Program at San Francisco State University, where his DOWNWARDLY MOBILE won a coveted slot in the 36th annual SFSU Film Finals (a publicly-screened showcase of student work) as well as acclaim from Gregg Rickman in the SF Weekly calling it an “excellent short film”. In 2008, Steve won Best Comedy Short at the Eugene International Film Festival for WHITEBREAD AND GOATMAN, a no-budget project which found him in the roles of director, producer, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, and actor. Jeffrey M. Anderson, in Combustible Celluloid, praised the film for its “funny and imaginative” dialogue and “top-notch” performances. The film went on to play at nearly two dozen film festivals across the nation, and was also featured on IFC (Independent Film Channel) as part of its Media Lab Shorts Uploaded program. In 2018, his award-winning short PHILOSOPHY 101 was selected as Movie of the Week on Shorts TV; in 2019, the network featured him on an episode of their interview show, Filmmaker Spotlight. He has also worked in a variety of capacities on a number of spec commercials, short films, and industrials. From 2009 to 2020, Steve was director, cinematographer, and co-owner of CREATE YOUR REEL, the premiere actor reel producing company in Los Angeles, voted the #1 Demo Reel Producer by the readers of Backstage.

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