A young writer. A prostitute. An old desert motel. All stories need an ending and all endings need a beginning.

"Distraction" is a short film noir that focuses on the fragile psyche of a writer who's sole desire is to finish his screenplay while learning that the beginning is always easier to write than the end.

Writer/Director/Executive Producer
Stephen Schuster

John Corser
Torie Schuster
Kurt Stevens

Production Company
Corser, Inc

Casting Director
Chad Ritterbach

Cast (In Order of Appearance)

Ethan - Ross Steeves
Angel - Jolene Andersen
Ethan's Boss - Edward L. Green
Raven - Ty Merchant
Destiny - Kerstin Lechner
Inn Keeper - Larrs Jackson
Sheriff Wilson - Christopher Warner
Sheriff Smith - Joshua Bevier
Police Dispatch - Tera Lecuona

Shoot Crew

DP  -  Kurt Stevens
1st AC/DI Tech  -  Brian Robbins
2nd Unit DP  -  Alvaro Navarro
2nd Unit AC/DI Tech  -  Cid Salcido
DIT MGMT  -  Kevin Natera
Gaffer  -  Josh Day
Key Grip  -  Chad Herr
Key Rig  -  Aaron Knoke
Best Boy Grip  -  Nic Larsen
Best Boy Electric  -  Brian Sicotte
Grip & Electric  -  Rafael Lopez
Grip & Electric  -  Andre Hollins
G & E Driver  -  Mike Bryant
Art Director  -  Mungai Nguku
Key Wardrobe - Eleanor Estes
Wardrobe Assistant  -  Ashley Sinclair
Hair/Make-up  -  Shauna O’Toole
SFX Make-up - Anna Bratton
Sound Mixer/Boom  -  Scott Tipton
Location Manager  -  Frank Basulyo
Production Assistant  -  Trevor Coulson

Post Production

Editor - Kirk Smith

Digital Sets and Compositing - There
Visual FX Supervisor for There - Elliott Jobe

Additional Visual Effects - Dror Revach

Additional Visual Effects - Jason Mortimer

Color - Incendio
Colorist - Clark Muller
Producer for Incendio - Christina Caldwell

Original Music - Matthew Wilcock & Aleah Morrison
Sound Design - Matthew Wilcock / Zelig Sound
Dubbing Mix - Matthew Wilcock / Zelig Sound

ADR Recording - Mic Brooling

Special thanks to Guillermo Navarro for his support and contribution to this film.

Shot on RED Epic.

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