Experiencing Interruptions?

This is That Night

A fourth date couldn't be going better, but when one of the
parties points that out the self-awareness sets in and all bets are

  • Matt Braunsdorf
    John the Carpenter
  • Jonathan Marballi
  • Jonathan Marballi
  • Jonathan Marballi
    Key Cast
    Seeso's Thingstarter, House of Cards, Broad City, Life in Pieces
  • Kris Wiener
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romantic comedy, Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dances With Films 20
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 4, 2017
    World Premiere
  • CineArtistry Shorts Fest IV
    Burbank, CA
    United States
    August 12, 2017
  • Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
Director Biography - Matt Braunsdorf

Matt Braunsdorf is a director, DP and editor whose body of work includes film, television, Broadway, music videos and web content. His background is in film production and financing, having worked at iDeal Partners Film Fund for 6 years. In his time there he oversaw production of the films "Dirty Girl," "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," "Pump," and many others. Since then he has shot and edited TV spots for Broadway shows like "Something Rotten," "On the 20th Century," "Waitress," and many others. He has also edited for television on shows like "New York's Funniest" and "Blissful Thinking." His work in web content includes Saturday Night Live, People Magazine, The Nerdist, Above Average Productions, College Humor, UCBComedy, and Improv Everywhere. His latest short film "John the Carpenter," which screened at Dances with Films, Hollyshorts, NYC Horror Film Festival, and won awards for best cinematography at the Nightmares Film Festival and best musical score at Other Worlds Austin in 2016, can be seen on Vimeo and YouTube.

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Director Statement

I was drawn to the material because of its universal nature. Everyone has found themselves in a moment where they really connect with the person they are with and realize they could be falling in love. To capture the timeless theme, I approached the material with a classical aesthetic, but in a contemporary setting. Using black and white photography, it was my intention to remove any excess visual distraction and clear indicators of time period to be able to really focus in on what is occurring between these two people both in what is being said and what lies in the
subtext. Also by using music from the 1920s as the backdrop, I hoped to connect this story with ages past and heighten the feeling of timelessness.

This film represents a longtime collaboration with Jonathan Marballi, a fellow member of the UCB Theatre in New York, and myself. Over the years, we've developed a great improvisational and creative rapport and share a passion for storytelling. These shared instincts allowed us to shoot the entire film chronologically in one day. I believe the result is successful because the cast and crew were able to stay in the moment and really harness the energy between our two characters.