Experiencing Interruptions?

A Fight To Propose

Kevin and Jen love each other very much. Now it might be time to take the next step.

  • P.J. Gaynard
  • P.J. Gaynard
  • P.J. Gaynard
  • Danny Epstein
    Key Cast
  • John Cromwell
    Key Cast
  • Katie Campbell
    Key Cast
  • Lamont Webb
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Romance, Feminist, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 4k HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    super wide
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • P.J. Gaynard
Director Biography - P.J. Gaynard

PJ Gaynard grew up in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, home of Perry Como and Bobby Vinton. After high school, he attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in film/video/animation production. PJ then began his freelance career in production, working in Rochester, NY and Boston, MA as a Production Assistant , Assistant Director, Set Lighting Technician, Best Boy Electric, Gaffer, Grip, Key Grip, Video Engineer, Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Editor, Director (both Multicam, and Single cam), and
Producer .

PJ and his wife Cindy moved to L.A. in 2004, and he joined IATSE Local 728 as a Set Lighting Tech. From there he began Directing and Producing in Los Angeles, including two multi-award winning short films, Love Sick Love, and Rooftop. In 2009 he won top honors at The Lancaster Area Film Festival and the Johnstown Film and Wine Festival for his short film “Rooftop”. He also won top honors from the Philadelphia International Film Festival aka Philafilm for his short film “Love Sick Love” (“Rooftop” won second place).

Since 2008, PJ has focused his career solely on Directing and DPing for commercial, industrial, web and feature markets. He produces for his own production company as Goat Milk Fudge Productions, and his client list includes California State University Northridge, National Geographic, The Mercury Men (SyFy.com), Geek and Sundry, and many others. In 2013 he completed a masters degree in Humanities/Humanistic Studies at California State University Northridge.

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Director Statement

I like perceived random things that have order and random things with perceived order. This movie has both.

Production Notes
His goal in this short film was to place a feminist discourse within an action movie. He wanted to highlight how men and women handle problems differently. He cast Katie Campbell, a fellow member of his masters program and fill in member of The Manhattan Transfer in the leading role of Jen. He cast friend and son of James Cromwell, John Cromwell as the General. He then turned to Facebook and cast Danny Epstein as Kevin and Lamont Webb as the Sargent strictly from friend recommendations (which is a bold way to work!).