Short Film: ABSENT, 3min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Brian Reilly
A Med School student is haunted by the numerous emails his professor sent him about his absence in class and is at risk of failing the program.

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Director Biography – Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly is an American filmmaker, editor, and producer. He graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Marketing, and has used this experience to develop the online presence of his production company, Karen Twins Productions. Karen Twins’ debut feature, Dilettantes, was awarded at three festivals, received a distribution deal through BayView Entertainment, and is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Indie Box. Karen Twins’ third short film, Drama Mama, also achieved festival success, playing at six festivals in 2021. Brian has worked as a writer, editor, and/or producer on all Karen Twins Productions’ projects. Outside of Karen Twins’ projects, he is an Associate Producer for the upcoming short film, Dirtbag, and creates video content for the company where he is currently employed.

Director Statement

This short was a blast to create. While I’ve never attended Med School, I understood Steven’s vision and appreciated the creative control to get weird with it. The concept may not land with everyone, but it’s a fun, creepy film that any filmmaker can appreciate.


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