Uber Ex

Kate and David are on a rather significant date early in their relationship, but when their Uber driver turns out to be Kate’s old flame, the three passengers find themselves trapped in a car in the middle of a love triangle.

  • Matt Braunsdorf
    Director
    John the Carpenter, This is That Night
  • Jonathan Marballi
    Writer
    This is That Night
  • Jonathan Marballi
    Producer
    This is That Night
  • Matt Braunsdorf
    Producer
    John the Carpenter, Straight on Till Morning
  • Jeremy Michaels
    Producer
  • Paige Lindsay Betts
    Key Cast
    “Kate”
    Frontier, Gary
  • Jonathan Marballi
    Key Cast
    “David”
    This is That Night, Thingstarter, NCIS: LA, House of Cards, Mr. Student Body President
  • Jeremy Michaels
    Key Cast
    “Lev”
    Where Two or More Are Gathered, A Crime to Remember
  • Andy Bond
    Director of Photography
    Wiggles, Business Time
  • Jared Dymbort
    Composer
    John the Carpenter, Better the Wolf
  • Matt Braunsdorf
    Editor
    John the Carpenter, This is That Night, New York’s Funniest, Blissful Thinking
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony FS7
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Los Angeles Comedy Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 17, 2018
    World Premiere
    Winner - Best Ensemble & Best Short Screenplay
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    June 16, 2018
    Winner - Best Comedy
  • Film Festival of Columbus
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    August 12, 2018
  • Austin Revolution
    Austin, TX
    United States
    September 22, 2018
    Director's Choice - Short (Comedy)
  • Discover.Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 7, 2018
    Best Actor (Jonathan Marballi)
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    Portsmouth, NH
    United States
    October 11, 2018
  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival
    Ridgefield, CT
    United States
    October 20, 2018
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    October 22, 2018
  • Virginia Film Festival
    Charlottesville, VA
    United States
    November 2, 2018
  • Sunnyside Shorts
    Queens, NY
    United States
    November 3, 2018
  • Lone Star Film Festival
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    November 8, 2018
  • Studio City International Film Festival
    Studio City, CA
    United States
    November 9, 2018
  • Yonkers Film Festival (YoFiFest)
    Yonkers, NY
    United States
    November 10, 2018
  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    November 11, 2018
  • Palm Springs Comedy Fest
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    November 17, 2018
  • Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    December 2, 2018
  • Love Your Shorts
    Sanford, FL
    United States
    February 9, 2019
  • Monadnock International Film Festival
    Keene, NH
    United States
    April 26, 2019
    Audience Choice Award (Best Narrative Short)
Director Biography - Matt Braunsdorf

Matt Braunsdorf is a director, cinematographer 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 "Chicago," "Something Rotten," "On the 20th Century," "Waitress," and many others. He has also edited for television on shows like "New York's Funniest," "Building off the Grid," and "Blissful Thinking." His work in web content includes SaturdayNight Live, People Magazine, NBC Sports, The New York Post, The Nerdist, Above Average Productions, College Humor, UCBComedy, and Improv Everywhere. His short film "John the Carpenter" screened at Dances with Films, Hollyshorts, NYC Horror Film Fest, and won awards for best cinematography at the Nightmares Film Festival and best musical score at Other Worlds Austin in 2016. His latest short "This is That Night" has screened at Dances with Films, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Full Bloom Film Festival, and Yonkers Film Festival, where it won Best Narrative Short.

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Director Statement

This film represents a reunion with my longtime collaborator Jonathan Marballi. After meeting during our time at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NY we have made many shorts, sketches, and series together over the years. In every regard I believe we have refined our craft as artists through our many collaborations and I believe the strength of "Uber Ex" is emblematic of that.

As a director, I was drawn to "Uber Ex" not only to once again work with Jon, but also to further explore the dynamics of modern relationships. In this specific case, how they can be affected by the convenience of technology. It can be both a benefit and a curse and with this film perhaps it can force us to confront our arrested development and either cause us to succumb to it’s embrace or find the strength to move on.