About

Running Time: 10:20
Genre: Dramedy

Synopsis: Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.

Tagline: No Idling

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Best Shorts Competition
AWARD OF MERIT

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest
Nominated: Best Screenplay

CKF International Film Festival
Winner: 2ND BEST FILM OF THE MONTH

Erie International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Comedy

The European Independent Film Award
Diamond Award: BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey)
Gold Award: BEST SHORT FILM (Derek Frey), BEST SCORE (Matt Amadio)

Freedom Shorts XVII
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

Global Film Festival Awards
BEST COMEDY, BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST SOUND DESIGN
Honorable Mention: ENSEMBLE CAST (Gil Damon, Steve Kuzmick, David Amadio), CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey)

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Fest
BEST COMEDY/DRAMEDY SHORT

Independent Shorts Awards
Gold Award: BEST DARK COMEDY SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST ENSEMBLE (Gil Damon, David Amadio, Steve Kuzmick), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey), SOUND DESIGN (Derek Frey)
Silver Award: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Matt Amadio)
Bronze Award: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey)

International Independent Film Awards
Gold Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), DIRECTING (Derek Frey), NARRATIVE SHORT, ORIGINAL SCORE (Matt Amadio)
Silver Winner: EDITING (Derek Frey), SCREENPLAY (Gil Damon, David Amadio, Steve Kuzmick), SOUND DESIGN/EDITING (Derek Frey)

LA Shorts Awards
Diamond Award: BEST OF THE FEST, BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), BEST SCORE (Matt Amadio), BEST SCREENPLAY (Gil Damon, David Amadio, Steve Kuzmick), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey)

Largo Film Awards
Nominated: Best Director

Laugh Or Die Comedy Fest
BEST SOUND (Derek Frey)
Nominated: Best Short (Derek Frey), Best Cinematography (Derek Frey)

Loch Ness Film Fest
Nominated: Nessie Award for Best Comedy

London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
Honorable Mention

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
BEST COMEDY/DRAMEDY, BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE (Matt Amadio)

Mindfield Film Festival: Albuquerque
Diamond Award: BEST SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Matt Amadio)

Mindfield Film Festival: Los Angeles
Winner: BEST COMEDY
Diamond Award: BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey)
Platinum Award: BEST SCORE (Matt Amadio)
Gold Award: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey)

Mountain of Laughs Comedy Festival
Nominated: Best Story (Gil Damon, Steve Kuzmick, David Amadio)

NYC Indie Film Awards
Platinum Award: BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey)
Diamond Award: BEST SHORT FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), BEST SCORE (Matt Amadio), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey)
Silver Award: BEST SCREENPLAY (Gil Damon, David Amadio, Steve Kuzmick)

Short Stop International Film Festival
BEST OF THE FEST, BEST SCREENPLAY (Gil Damon, David Amadio, Steve Kuzmick)
Nominated: Best Director (Derek Frey)

Silly Shorts Film Festival
Special Mention

Top Shorts Online Film Festival
BEST DARK COMEDY, BEST SOUND DESIGN (Matt Amadio & Derek Frey), Honorable Mention: EDITING (Derek Frey)

Virgin Spring Cinefest
Gold Award: BEST DIRECTOR (Derek Frey), BEST EDITING (Derek Frey)
Silver Award: BEST SHORT FILM, BEST MUSIC SCORE (Matt Amadio)
Honorable Mention: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Derek Frey), SOUND DESIGN (Derek Frey)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
ACME Comedy Film Night
ARFF Amsterdam
Black Bear Film Festival
Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival – FINALIST: Best Short Film
Chicago Comedy Film Festival
Delco Film Festival
Elgin Short Film Festival
Feel The Reel International Film Festival
Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival
Hollywood Just4Shorts Competition – FINALIST
Hollywood Screenings Film Festival – FINALIST
Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theatre
Jersey Shore Film Festival
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival
Kerry Film Festival
Lake View International Film Festival
Lancaster International Short Film Festival
Long Island Film Festival
Los Angeles CineFest – SEMI-FINALIST
Lucky Strike Film Festival
Newark International Film Festival
Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
Philly TV Festival
Reading Film Fest

Credits

Directed by Derek Frey
Written by The Minor Prophets
Starring Gil Damon, Steve Kuzmick, David Amadio
Cinematography by Derek Frey
Music Composed & Performed by Matt Amadio
Editing by Derek Frey
Key Makeup Artist: Loren McCarthy
First Assistant Director: Brian E. Smith
Filmed on location in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Special Thanks: Holly Kempf Keller, Valery Richardson, Leah Gallo, Brian E. Smith, Milkboy the Studio

A Lazer Film Production