A 25-minute film about something that should have taken 30 seconds.

One man’s quest to speak with the right person and obtain the correct form in order to request a new light bulb so he can finish an Efficiency Report that is due in five minutes over 3½ hours ago.

WINNER – Best Narrative Short (Cannes World Film Festival. France)

WINNER – Best Comedy (Tokyo International Short Film Festival. Japan)

WINNER – Best Actor Comedy: Joshua Will (The Brightside Film Festival. New Jersey)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: (Calcutta International Cult Film Festival. India)

HONORABLE MENTION: (New Wave Short Film Festival. Munich, Germany)

NOMINEE – Best Editing (Comedic) – David Carey (The Short Film Awards/SOFIES. New York City)

NOMINEE – Best Writing (Comedic) – Joshua Will (The Short Film Awards/SOFIES. New York City)

NOMINEE – Best Supporting Actress – Andrea Guilford (The Short Film Awards/SOFIES. New York City)

NOMINEE – Best Long Short (The Short Film Awards, SOFIES, New York City)

NOMINEE – Best Comedy Film (The Reno Comedy Film Festival. Nevada)

NOMINATED – Best Comedy (The Brightside Film Festival. New Jersey)

NOMINATED – Best Director (Comedy) – David Carey (The Brightside Film Festival. New Jersey)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Riverside International Film Festival (CA, USA),

Directed By David Carey

Written by Joshua Will

Cast (in order of appearance):

Narrator/Arbitrary Voice – David Carey

Sam – Joshua Will

Ralph – Jim Robinson

Michelle Lee – Jen Maren Office Gollum – Brandon Boat

Breckenridge – Andrea Guilford

Dewey – Michelle Cassioppi Guertin Cheatum – Jeffrey Cloninger Howe – Colin Healey Piper – Shanan Custer

Janitor – Dennis Curley

Jill – Kelly Kohlbacher

Team Lead – Andrew Haaheim

Cogs – Rick Logan, Sam Selvaggio, Fred Chang, Brian Frey Not Martha – Renee Carey

Diversity Committee – Jim Cunningham, Tom Winner, Eriq Nelson Little Girl – Katie Gaughan


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Recovery Party Productions / Show & Tell Group

No light bulbs were harmed in the making of this picture.

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