As It Is In Heaven: A Divinely Twisted Comedy

When hesitation stays his trigger finger, suicidal businessman Tom Freeman sends a plea for help to a god he hasn't believed in for 30 years. But as he soon learns - if you call Heaven, be sure you know who's answering the phone!

  • Luke Bruehlman
    Director
  • Luke Bruehlman
    Writer
  • Brendan Kepple
    Producer
  • Luke Bruehlman
    Producer
  • Mark Tierno
    Key Cast
    Day of the Dead, The Mercury Men
  • Michael Shahen
    Key Cast
  • Kelsey Lynn Boze
    Key Cast
    The Perils of Growing Up Flat-Chested
  • Tom Mirth
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dark Comedy, Short, Drama, Independent
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Row House Cinema
    Pittsburgh, PA
    October 13, 2014
    World premiere
    Sold out double-screenings
  • Three Rivers Film Festival
    Pittsburgh, PA
    November 21, 2014
    North American film festival premiere
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    April 22, 2015
    Runner up: Best Comedy
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    June 13, 2015
  • Landlocked Film Festival
    Iowa City, Iowa
    August 15, 2015
    "Divine Soap Opera" Award
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    September 26, 2015
  • Red Dirt International Film Festival
    Stillwater, OK
    October 10, 2015
  • Valley Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 24, 2015
    West Coast Premiere
  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    November 6, 2015
Director Biography - Luke Bruehlman

Luke Bruehlman is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated with special recognition from the Film Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007, and has worked on productions as diverse as "The Dark Knight Rises," "Banshee," "Farm Kings," and stage shows "Viva Los Bastarditos!" and "Evil Dead: The Musical." "As It Is In Heaven" is his directorial debut. He is also a pretty good musician, and will totally serenade you on his uke if you ask nicely.

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Director Statement

I love to travel, I love public speaking, I love watching movies with strangers. If you enjoy this black comedy of mine enough to include it in your program, you can expect me in attendance!