Experiencing Interruptions?


A young music theory professor and classical composer struggles to avoid the flirtatious gaze of his suddenly-famous folk-singer student, while navigating the demands of his new department chair, whose philosophy of art would relegate him and his work to the realm of irrelevance.

  • Storm Garner
  • Storm Garner
  • Storm Garner
  • Hannah Felt Garner
  • Douglas Rossi
    Key Cast
  • Alexandra Cremer
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Storm Garner
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Home Audio salon series
    New York
    United States
    October 18, 2014
  • San Franciso Film Awards
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    February 25, 2015
    no screening, award only
    Honorable Mention, Student Film
  • Bad Film Fest
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    April 17, 2015
    World Premiere
    'The “Work Sucks” Award for Best Workplace Comedy, Satire or Drama'
  • New York Eurasian Film Festival / USA Independent Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 27, 2016
Director Biography - Storm Garner

Born in 1983, Storm Garner is a consummate creative writer, musician, performer and visual artist based in New York City, hoping to carry on the work of her father, an international political conflict negotiator, through the arts, especially now filmmaking. Born in Washington DC, raised mostly in Paris, trained as a classical violinist from age 3, she co-wrote her first Discovery-Channel produced screenplay at 14, published her first poems at 16, started a theatre company in Kraków at 20, came to NYC at 22 to work at La Mama Experimental Theatre Company as a composer and performer... expecting to succumb to a slew of health challenges shortly thereafter. Instead, her health improved. Which has given her more time to create works that, she hopes, will increase inter-cultural empathy, provide comfort and hope, and rouse audiences to action against injustice. She's studied at the New England Conservatory, St. John's College, Georgetown University, and Columbia University, where she's grounded her new practice in the medium of film and video in theory since 2010, while constantly expanding her creative skillsets and exposures through professional collaborations in film, theatre, music, art, and in the activist landscape. She now works regularly in independent film as a Production Designer, Costume Designer, and Co-Writer.

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Director Statement

As a new participant observer of academic culture (since picking up my studies again at Columbia in 2008 after a long break) I am fascinated by the gender, sexual and socio-economic power dynamics that govern the flow of ideas from its members out into the general public. These are the people who decide what gets counted as "art" for the next generation. I study them. I love them. This is a story I've drawn from my own experiences.