Short Film Spotlight: IT DIDN’T TAKE, Forest J. Wharton & Kevin Lanigan
I’m back! After a long hiatus (largely related to the making of this short film), Chekhov’s Gunman is back, hopefully with some much-needed energy and a lot more regularity. Please enjoy this short film—recently accepted into its first film festival!
Here’s a feature I do occasionally here at Chekhov’s Gunman (when I remember), and I figured the release of my first short film was as good of an occasion to revive it as any.
It Didn’t Take is a comedy short film about three members of a cult called The Sunshine Togetherhood who do that most cultish of things and “take the Kool-Aid.” But the next morning, they awake to find that they’re still alive, even though everyone else around them is dead. It’s a mission to unravel the mystery of their existence, while at the same time trying to clean up all of these dead bodies before Mom gets home with the groceries!
Directed by Kevin Lanigan and Forest J. Wharton—and scripted by Lanigan—It Didn’t Take was shot by James Westbrook, and stars Lora Hakanson, Haley Schrager, and Cody Jolly. It’s been well-reviewed, and just got accepted into its first film festival, the MX Independent Film Festival in St. Louis!
Forest and I are very proud of what we’ve done here. Please give it a few minutes of your time!
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