2015 - Writer/Director
When Roger loses his sports scholarship due to an injury, he decides to take matters into his own hands and hack the tuition system in order to delete his bill.
They say student loans is the next bubble to burst. Rising college costs is leaving millions of Americans with large debts fresh out of college. Total student debt now exceeds $1 trillion. You either have to be good at sports, incredibly clever or have rich parents to avoid starting adult life at minus $29,400 (2012 average student loan).
With this Robin Hood tale we wanted to tell the story of someone being pushed to edge, who decides to fight back. Getting In is both a fun heist comedy, and a potent jab at a system that is taking advantage of the younger generation.
The film was made as part of the Columbia MFA thesis program.
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
SEMIFINALIST - 42nd annual Student Academy Awards
HONOURABLE MENTION - The Norwegian Film Workers Association’s Technical Award - Kortfilmfestivalen / The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway, June 2016
WINNER - Best Film - HA! Fest 2016
WINNER - Best Cinematography - Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2016
IFP AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - Columbia University Film Festival May 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Television Festival 2016 - Independent Pilot Competition, October 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - HollyShorts Film Festival - Hollywood, August 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2016 ACME Film Nights Summer Screening Series, Los Angeles, August 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - IndieCrete Film Festival, Greece, September 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Kortfilmfestivalen / The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway, June 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sunderland Shorts, June 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Hudson Valley Comedy Festival, June 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - HA! Fest 2016, California May 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Shärt International Comedy Film Festival, Canada, March 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Los Angeles Short Film Festival, March 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - San Jose International Short Film Festival, October 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Indiefest USA, October 2015
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant - June 2014
Columbia University Film Festival May 2015