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I'm sure when you hear that these are "Isolation" short films, you will immediately think about the isolation at home during this pandemic. That is actually true for some of them--a couple were even filmed while on lockdown. That is not all of them, though. I was thinking of this theme long before we know what COVID-19 was. We have a short film block about relationships, and we have another one about family. This one is about the absence of either, and it is something that is personally quite terrifying to me. We also are asking a question with at least two of the short films (VR Food and Jeff Drives You): is it still isolation when one's company is a machine? See what you think!

A man must deal with an elevator company's incompetent customer service while stuck between floors.

Director: Dusty Brown is a filmmaker, actor and musician. Most recently he co-wrote a pilot for SHOWTIME with Glenn Kessler and currently has a project in development with JAX MEDIA (Tony Hale attached to star). His short film "The Nobodies" (Vimeo Staff Pick, Funny or Die Staff Pick, Short of the Week Staff Pick) featured Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and Sutton Foster and is being developed into a feature. As a songwriter, Dusty's first album was developed into a play called "The Ballad of Rusty and Roy" which premiered at the New York City Fringe Festival and won the top honor for musical composition. 

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    4 minutes
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    United States
  • Director
    Dusty Brown
  • Screenwriter
    Dusty Brown
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    Dusty Brown