Based on an essay by New York Times Best Selling author David Sedaris, "The Learning Curve" is a short film starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) directed by Phil McCarty, and written by Phil McCarty and David Dong.
David has just been offered a teaching position at a local art college and attempts to be the teacher of his students' dreams---
-- the inclination here is to follow that up with "But ends up the teacher of their nightmares," however, in good conscience, we can't do that.
What we can do is implore you to come watch this film at a film festival near you.
(If, for some strange reason, it isn't playing at a film festival near you, email the festival programmer, and suggest that they should, because you would love it, and you would bring 200 of your closest friends, all of whom are polite, reserved, and would love to pay full admission to the screening.)
THE LEARNING CURVE
Running Time: 17 minutes 37 seconds.
STARRING: Matthew Gray Gubler, Carla Renata, Alex Elizabeth Gitter, Charles Michael David, Mikey Reid, Jacqueline Robinson, Ben Lewis, Nia Moore, Heather Snell, Anne Son, and Jay Lewis.
DIRECTED BY: Phil McCarty
WRITTEN BY: Phil McCarty and David Dong
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Quyen Tran
EDITED BY: Jeff Hall
CASTING: Kendra Patterson
COSTUMES: Serena Duffin
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Justin Michael Patterson
MUSIC: House of Hayduk
COLORIST: Michael Howell
TRAILER BY: Phil McCarty
PRODUCED BY: Phree Swearingen, Alycia Garcia, Phil McCarty
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Phyllis McCarty, Blythe Hagaa, and Heather Stuart Hagaa.
Tech Details: Shot on RED 5k EPIC