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Green House

The Coffmans are desperate to win their bid for residency in a new, environmentally friendly condo. Putting their best face forward, they work to convince a jaded government auditor that their lifestyle makes them worthy of acceptance. But when another couple vies for the same home, a battle for environmental superiority begins.

  • William R. Coughlan
    Tex: Wisdom of the Old West, Number One With a Bullet
  • Robin Brande
  • Pam W. Coughlan
  • John C. Bailey
    Key Cast
  • Belén Pifel
    Key Cast
  • Joe Hansard
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Achtenberg
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2011
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • 48 Go Green
    Washington, DC
    United States
    February 22, 2011
    World Premiere
    Honorable Mention: Acting
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, Maryland
    United States
    October 15, 2011
    Maryland Premiere
  • TIVA Peer Awards 2011
    Washington, DC
    United States
    November 19, 2011
    Bronze Award: Independent Short | Bronze Award: Editing - Fiction, Short
  • May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival
    Urbana, Illinois
    United States
    May 1, 2016
    Illinois Premiere
  • i.P.A.S. Film Festival
    April 7, 2017
    European Premiere
  • Indiana Comic Con Film Festival
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    United States
    April 16, 2017
    Indiana Premiere
    Nominee: Best Comedy
  • The Red Shed Film Festival
    Rockport, Massachusetts
    United States
    April 25, 2017
    Massachusetts Premiere
  • Ocean City Film Festival
    Ocean City, Maryland
    United States
    June 9, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival
    Tampa, Florida
    United States
    July 29, 2017
    Florida Premiere
  • Lanett City Film Festival
    Lanett, AL
    United States
    August 12, 2017
    Alabama Premiere
  • San Francisco Comic Con Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    September 1, 2017
    California Premiere
    Cittadella, Padova
    March 2, 2018
    Italian Premiere
  • Movie Night at the Evening Star Cafe
    Alexandria, VA
    United States
    May 27, 2018
  • Comedy World Network Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    United States
    December 1, 2018
    Nevada Premiere
Director Biography - William R. Coughlan

William R. Coughlan is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and founder and CEO of independent video production company Tohubohu Productions, LLC. He worked for several years with The Advisory Board Company (and its offshoot companies, CEB and EAB) in Washington, D.C., where he began as a graphic designer before creating a full-service in-house video and multimedia department, and then eventually moving into the ranks of creative department management. In addition, he provides creative oversight for the global public affairs firm EGA, is the Creative Director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater, and served for several years on the Board of Directors for TIVA, the Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC, Inc., filling the roles of Treasurer and Vice President before finishing his tenure as President. He also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, editing, animation, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person. He is the illustrator of the therapeutic workbook Stories for Children with Problems & Wishes, has provided schematic graphics for several HBS case studies, designed the acclaimed Protégé clay poker chip line, served as the Critic at Large for the online literary magazine Inkblots, has been a judge for both the TIVA Peer Awards and the Emmy Awards, founded and co-hosted the long-running Tohubohu Producer Podcast, and is an accomplished animator and ambigram artist. He currently resides at a secret compound in Northern Virginia.

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Director Statement

“Green House” was an interesting challenge for our regular production troupe: crafting an entertaining film that advances an environmentally friendly message without coming across as overly heavy-handed. And coming off of a string of darker productions (the apocalyptic “Uncertainty Principle,” the black comedy “Number One With a Bullet,” and the horror-tinged drama “Liability”), we were eager to return to the world of lighter diversions. We were fortunate to have many of our frequent collaborators on board, including producer Pam W. Coughlan, writer Robin Brande, and director of photography Jesse Achtenberg — not to mention veteran character actor Joe Hansard. The resulting film pokes fun at extreme social one-upmanship — particularly the notion of focusing on the appearance of environmental responsibility at the expense of actual, substantive action for change.