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the dinner table.

The story of a boy and his mom told from the family van, their ordinary conversations and extraordinary trials, as they learn to say goodbye.

  • Andrew Bryan Scott
  • Andrew Bryan Scott
  • Kyle Bowles
  • Emma Taylor
  • Chad Morgan
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Sandler
    Key Cast
  • Carson Boatman
    Key Cast
    "Teen Clark"
  • Drew Highlands
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Andrew Bryan Scott

Per his father’s time in the Air Force, Andrew grew up in WWII hotspots Hawaii, Japan, and Germany. A graduate of NYU's Film program, his thesis film, about a 6-year old girl trying to save her sick dog, won NYU craft awards for Lead Actress and Production Design. His original teleplays have been honored in various festivals, his critical reviews have been published by numerous outlets, and he once wrote a poem that made his (ex)girlfriend cry. On set credentials include shoots in New York, Ireland, and Kenya, and he's currently based in Los Angeles, where he works for De Line Pictures (READY PLAYER ONE) on the Warner Bros. lot, and otherwise continues his good creative work. Goals include experiencing true love and writing/directing a film as good as BEFORE SUNSET.

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Director Statement

THE DINNER TABLE is a film about perspective. Taking place entirely within the family van, we follow the contrarian CLARK in conversations from age 9-16 with his optimistic mother BECKY. He talks about HARRY POTTER, she talks about AFGHANISTAN – each unknowingly helping the other through life’s ups and downs.

Mirroring my own experiences growing up in a military family forever on the move, the film is a reminder that these seemingly inconsequential conversations, these everyday bits of life in transit, are the foundation of our relationships, and a solvent for our hardships. As Becky concludes when she prepares to drop off the newly driver-licensed Clark for the last time, it’s these “most ordinary days” that mean everything.