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At a hotel for the super-elite, Scott's 30-year wait to confront the ghost of his childhood pushes his sanity to the edge, provoking a drastic course of action with profound consequences.

2018 short to the point film festival: official selection

2018 canby film festival: official selection

2018 Canada shorts festival: finalist award

2019 Cinema soup film festival: official selection

2019 DUMBo film festival: official selection

2019 klamath independent film festival: official selection



  • Director/Producer: Devin Tau

  • Executive Producer: Brian M. Riney

  • Screenwriter: Mark Scrimshaw

  • Director of Photography: Will Walle

  • Production Designer: Devin Tau

  • Associate Producer: Chris Diana-Peebles

  • First Assistant Director: Zach De Hart

  • Second Assistant Director: Justin Rapp

  • Gaffer: Liz Hann

  • 1st Assistant Camera: Gus McTigue

  • 2nd Assistant Camera: Alex Paiz

  • Aerial Photographers: Travis Stanton, Lawrence Dennis

  • Key Grip: Derek Willis

  • Grip/Electric: Robert M. Caldwell

  • Assistant Art Director: Steph Caronna

  • Location Sound: Evan Grady

  • Makeup Department Head: Sara Dickman

  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Crystal Sanchez

  • Key Production Assistant: Alexander Robino

  • Behind the Scenes Video: Hunter Hartz

  • Still Photographer: Silvia V. Guevara

  • Medical Consultants: Airisa Durand, Marie McGhee, MN, RN, Claire Seibert

Post Production

Background children actors

  • Paige Houghton

  • Satori King

  • Yeshara Ruth

Background actors

  • Kyle Aldrrich

  • Debra Dougal

  • Matt Dougal

  • Bradley Fields

  • Madalyn Gaydos

  • Ian Hanrahan

  • Hannah Hawkins

  • Mae Henderson

  • Hunter Hilton

  • Leticia King

  • Dane Klenk

  • Wen Qin

  • Nadia Shaik

  • Scott Sholar

  • Brandy Simmons

  • Jordan Stromvig

  • Yuanita Tetelepta-Baskoro

  • Arianna Thomas


additional voices

  • Brett Allred

  • Debbie Gerber

  • Neil Green

  • Parker Green

  • Jacin Harter

  • Paige Johnson Jones

  • Kyle Kohlman

  • Lev Liberman

  • Karen Maseng

  • Angela Michtom

  • Kimberly Poe

  • Roberta Solomon

  • Mike Vaughn

Special thanks

in-kind donation thanks


Special thanks to sag-aftra


Legal disclaimer

  • This film is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries throughout the world.

  • Country of first publication: United States of America. Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution, or copying of this video or any part thereof (including soundtrack) may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

  • The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious.

  • No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

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