Tanya just lost fifty thousand dollars of a bookie's money. At a casino bar in Vegas, a kind stranger sits and listens to her story - but can she trust him, or is he one more gamble she shouldn't take?

"PUSH" is a character drama/thriller set in Las Vegas where every choice you make comes at a price.

  • Courtney Hawkins
    Breathe, Bad, Breakfast of Champions
  • Carsten Kurpanek
    Breathe, Bad, Breakfast of Champions
  • Courtney Hawkins
    Breathe, Bad, Breakfast of Champions
  • Daniel Robaire
  • Ursula Taherian
    Key Cast
    NCIS: Los Angeles, Pretty Little Liars, Chasing Life
  • Daniel Robaire
    Key Cast
    Modern Family, Transparent, Parenthood
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    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Courtney Hawkins, Carsten Kurpanek

Courtney and Carsten have been married for almost 10 years now. They moved to Los Angeles to work in the "the industry" in 2007. Courtney is an actress and acting teacher at John Rosenfeld Studios while Carsten is a film editor (Fort Bliss, Earth To Echo, Kickboxer: Vengeance, Benji). Courtney and Carsten met in college while working on a short film together and they never stopped making movies.

Previous credits include The White Room, Breathe, Bad, Happily Ever After, Breakfast of Champions.

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Director Statement

With our background in both acting and editing, we combine a unique skill set that compliments both our talents. As a married couple for almost 10 years, our communication is short-hand and we know each other well. We work harmonious and decisive. There is no doubt that we have found our calling in directing as a pair.