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A Brief Bus Stop

A Brief Bus Stop is a short film about choice and it's infectious effect on the ones we love. Amy Puente plays Sophie a drug addict who will feed her addiction at any cost. Even pawning a family heirloom once belonging to her Grandmother. Sophie is forced to share an unusually long wait at a bus stop with Lee Lee (Nancy Sherrard) a woman who's had experience with Sophie's kind. The events that follow can only be explained as fate.

  • William Colter V
  • William Colter V
  • Healani Ah Ching
  • Amy Puente
    Key Cast
  • Nancy Sherrard
    Key Cast
  • Arma Fitzgerald
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 39 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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Director Biography - William Colter V

William Colter V is a Director based in Dallas. Born and raised in Michigan, William began studying photography and writing at an early age. The first set he set foot on was a Music Video for Earl Kulgh’s Song Driftin’ he was the editor. He then went onto shoot another music video for local Detroit band Hot Sauce. A filmmaker was born when he went to Columbia College Chicago where he learned to write and shoot his own shorts. Such as: The Rewind, I am Woman, and the University Center 48 Hour Film Fest. Best actress winner Baile de Freedom. Though directing is his first love he’s worked mostly as a Director of Photography on Moment of Reprisal, Presidential Politics, You Had Time, & Closing Time.

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Director Statement

A person is composed of who they were, who they are and who they want to be. We are all defined by the choices we make. Some selfish, some for others but each and every one is like a pebble in a lake. Small yet it still creates waves. The waves crash into others and alter decisions.

That was my goal for this film. Our main character is at an unbeknownst crossroad. She’s faced with the kind of choice that will always be remembered. The film was intended to be an actor driven piece. So I choose not to use fancy cinematography. I selected shots that allowed the actors to tell their character’s stories; rather than have the camera advance the story.