Watch

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Watch is a short film written by C. W. Schultz (credited as C.W. Shultz); directed by David Golden; produced by Tony Doupé, David Golden and Elena Haas; and starring Todd Szekely, Nina Carduner and Chelsey Rives.

Auditions were held on November 16, 2010; a read-through of the script with the cast/crew was held on November 30, 2010; and filming took place December 2–5, 2010.

The film premiered at the Gig Harbor Film Festival on Sunday October 21, 2012.

Plot

Charlie takes a lot of pride in what he does. And even if he’s a little hazy on all the names and faces, he knows it’s the only thing he’s ever been good at. So the day that Mandy comes along, Charlie’s sure she’s the perfect choice to be his next target.

Maybe it’s coincidence. Maybe it’s fate. Maybe it’s just the luck of the draw. Either way, Charlie soon discovers that you can’t always be sure about who’s watching whom—or what it means to be remembered by the ones you’ve already forgotten.

Cast

• Todd Szekely as Charlie Begelman
• Nina Carduner as Mandy Chase
• Chelsey Rives as Bernadette
• Werner Joseph Boer as Abel McMurry (Homeless Man)
• Allison Weathers as Lisa Yorke
• Kiki Yeung as Vera Anderson
• Angela DiMarco as Kelly Graham

C. W. Schultz makes a brief cameo as the man wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt walking down some stairs during the scene that features Vera Anderson (Yeung).

Release

On September 7, 2012, it was announced that Watch‘s premiere would be at the Gig Harbor Film Festival on October 21, 2012.

A DVD release is in the works, which will be a compilation of other short films from the Seattle area, but there is currently no tentative release date.

Reception

After the premiere, the Gig Harbor Film Festival announced Watch as the first runner-up (2nd place) for Director’s Choice Award for Best Short Film, losing only to Take 38. There were 28 short films total at the festival.

Additional Details

Certification: PG-13
Runtime: 15 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Filming Locations: Seattle, Washington, USA, Shoreline, Washington, USA
Company: Shoreline Productions

Trivia

• The book that Charlie Begelman (Szekely) reads throughout the film is The Pack, Schultz’s sophomore novel.

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Production stills