Based on David Ives’ one act play “Sure Thing”, where two strangers meet in a café and find themselves wrapped in one big conversation as an “ off-stage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes and faux pas on their way to falling in love”, "Distractions" is a dialogue-driven, simple, yet interesting romantic comedy. Taking place at Lamar University‘s popular restaurant, Mirabeau’s, two college students, Kevin and Kate meet up and keep each other company on ordinary Friday night. Having a conversation ranging from school to troublesome exes the two develop a stronger connection through a series of mishaps, Freudian slips, flubs and the sound of faulty cash register; giving them both a second (or sometimes third) chance to redo and learn from their mistakes and to set things straight.
Project Type: Short Film (5 min)
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--Don't you cut me off. You're just like every other guy here, just wants to get his rocks off! But you're not fooling anybody. You ain't getting any from me! Yeah, I said it! I know your scheme. You're a schemer!
Tell me about it
We've probably pass each other by in the Setz or in the halls and didn't even know it.
Yeah! You better leave! You jerk!
The two share a moment of silence. They glance at each other. Kate continues to read.