Experiencing Interruptions?

So Be It

A young woman from a strict Southern Baptist home fears she might be pregnant from a one night stand. "So Be It" tells the story of those heart wrenching and potentially life changing minutes while waiting for the results of the pregnancy test.

  • Clint Howard II
  • Nicole Fletcher
  • Clint Howard II
  • Austin Eudaly
  • Stephanie Hancock
  • Andrew Howard
  • Kristen McCullough
  • Glenn Morshower
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Roach
    Key Cast
  • Daniela Vidaurre
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Clint Howard II

Dallas native Clint Howard II found the love of film early on gaining experience working as a camera operator and eventually a live director for events in Texas. Clint would go on to work as a Live Producer and trainer for camera operation.

Eventually, his side passion of filmmaking took over and Clint left the live production world to start FistCloud Productions, a film production company based in Dallas. Since then Clint has Directed and Produced but primarily followed his passion for cinema as a DP and Local 600 Camera Operator for Television, Commercials, and Feature Films.

Clint's sometimes paradoxical "look" can range from painstakingly crafted long-form shoots to free-form gorilla filmmaking. Regardless of the look, he has developed, it is always at the service of whatever story is being told.

Clint resides in Dallas Texas, with his wife Hannah Howard along with their two daughters.

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Director Statement

I am a man directing a film about one of the most intimate moments of a woman's life. Honestly, as a man I don't feel like I should be telling this story either.

My sister in law came to me with this story years ago. She had written it for her college English class and instantly I felt a gravitational pull towards it. When you are in the room with a woman experiencing a wholly female moment, you feel it. It's like witnessing a blizzard or a volcano erupting. It's powerful and loud, with a silent subtlety that is elegant yet messy. The noise of growth sounds like silence to some, but to others it's enveloping.

As someone who has been in that room with my wife, having no money and not feeling like we can or should raise a child, I have a perspective on this moment.... not a primary perspective by any means, but a perspective all the same. I feel too many times those moments are left in the silence. So with the opportunity before me, I set out to give a voice to a moment that is too often overlooked and politicized with no consideration to the person it effects the most. Especially in a part of the world that is perceived to be politically homogeneous. Texas is more complicated than can be seen on a national scale. So much of the political and religious conflict exist within individual families. Too often, out of respect and or fear of family, the young stay silent. They feel like their choices are not their own. Until a moment gives the the jolt and final push to leave the pull of conformity. I know so many who have felt this, my wife has felt this, I have felt this.

I want this story to speak to the diversity of growing up in the south and feeling the pain of growing past our upbringing. Feeling there is more to your personhood than what you are told to believe or who you are told your family is. Because any family that is connected by obligation is no family at all, it's a prison. A family is the people who love and accept you for who you are right now. A family gives you space to breathe, grow, and make your own choices.