Private Project

The Moment I Was Alone

Quinn is a young girl living in the shadow of a workaholic mother. One day, as Quinn makes her way through the busy metropolitan streets with her mother, the world around her freezes in time. She is completely alone. What at first seems to her a blessing and a game soon becomes bitter and isolating. Unable to communicate with anyone or anything around her, Quinn must survive on her own in a world where she is the only thing affected by time.

  • Kellen Gibbs
    The Sky Won't Fall, Impure, Regret, Remnants, Crisis
  • Kellen Gibbs
  • Rochel Goldsmith
  • Jordan Knapp
    Key Cast
  • Tessa Espinola
    Key Cast
  • Valerie Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Julia Parker
    Key Cast
  • Marty Anthony
  • Isaias Garcia
  • Chris Nash
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Carmel International Film Festival
    Carmel, California
    October 23, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Monarch International Film Festival
    Pacific Grove, CA
    December 11, 2015
    Judges Choice
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
    Idyllwild, CA
    January 5, 2016
    Best Screenplay Featurette
  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards
    Hollywood, CA
    November 11, 2015
    Best Independent Film Score
Director Biography - Kellen Gibbs

Kellen Gibbs is a passionate filmmaker. His films have been showcased in festivals since he started at the New York Film Academy and recently he was awarded “Best Student Film” at the Los Angeles Thriller Film Festival for his film The Sky Won’t Fall.

Kellen was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in the Monterey County. He developed an interest in making films very early on, which only grew as he got older. At the age of 14, Kellen had finished his first short film and by the time he had graduated Pacific Grove High School he had completed 3 short films, the first season of a web series and a feature film. Two years later, Kellen was accepted into the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles where he has recently completed his Associates of Fine Arts program. The Moment I Was Alone fulfilled the requirement of Kellen’s final thesis project which led him to graduation with accolades from his professors as well as peers; paving the way for a long career in film writing and directing which Kellen is actively pursuing professionally.

Kellen’s filmography of original work includes Crisis, Remnants, What Makes Us Human, Lost in Limbo, Regret, Impure, and The Sky Won’t Fall.

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Director Statement

For the past two years I’ve had this idea brewing in my head. A world completely frozen in time is a concept that can be incredibly beautiful, yet extremely terrifying. Not only did the world present opportunities to create surreal visuals, it also gave me the opportunity to take an emotional and extremely real journey in a metaphorical format. The concept of time freezing is one that has been explored before but not to the extent we captured in this film. To make the overall story captivating we had to start off with a character, one in which we would be sharing almost the whole duration of the film alone with. The idea presented itself early on whilst in development that the main character should be a female instead of a male. The question to me wasn't "why a female?" rather "why not a female?" and then the answer became simple. The role was not only creating an emotional and captivating character for the film it was showing that universal stories like these don't have to be predominantly male to express the same message and make an audience (both male and female) feel for it. How does a person stand outside of society while society sits quietly around them, not whisper in the ear but more like a picture that can be observed. I love exploring characters that are thrown into events; testing humanity and the emotional struggles they go through. With that I like taking these events that seem impossible or improbable and saying “what if?” How can I make the emotions that this character is feeling in an unreal event and make the audience experience it on a deeper level? That's the challenge I was faced with in making this film and I believe we were able to accomplish that.