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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 lonely passenger enters into a typically populated train, to realize that she is all alone. A dizzying, hyper rider, completely unaware of the news unfolding of the zombie outbreak taking place, in the world above. Could she be affected, a carrier? 

"This short is powerful and effective because it is very topical. Shots of a woman alone with a mask and not a soul in the street/subway/town is plenty terrifying." -Programmer Rebekah Fieschi

Director: Jessica Brown, daughter of screenwriter William Brown, is based in Los Angeles, CA, with her five cats. Jessica, or Jessie, attended Diablo Valley College within both, film and theatre concentrations. That is where Jessie first produced her first film, first film competition, with the first ever DVC Film Club. At DVC, Jessie was active in student government, as a webmaster, Inter Club Council Representative for both Film Club and the theatre club. Her final year, at DVC, Jessie was the theatre club co-president and helped raise funds for students to travel to the KCACTF, where DVC took the top prize for best actor. After college, all of those activities carried over into a pursuit in establishing a career as a producer and show-runner. Since 2008, Jessie has produced a total of four film competitions, two feature films, a slew of short films, a public access show that later expanded to a bi-coastal production, and placed in film competitions with her various pieces of work. In the time not spent of pursuing a career in the industry of cinema magic, Jessie manages the California Filmmakers Network, on Facebook, and is spending more time completing screenplays that have been left open for too long. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jessica Brown
  • Screenwriter
    Jessica Brown
  • Producer
    Jessica Brown
  • Cast
    Jessica Brown
  • Editor
    Jessica Brown
  • Composer
    Jesse Gallagher