Away From It All
Short Film

Cast - Stephanie Barkley & Willow Hale
Writer & Director - Mason Thorne
Production Company - American Black Market
Producer - Brent Madison
Director of Photography - Brian Henderson Production Designer - Michael Dorsey Location Sound Mixer - Ian Wellman
Makeup Artist - Kristin Andersson
Editor - Benton Africano
Colorist - Briana Brackett
Flame Artist - Pete Mayor
Finishing House - Carbon VFX
Re-Recording Mixer - Erich Rettermayer Post Audio House - Mayer Sound, Inc
Score - Ian Wellman
Original Music - Stephen
Font Design - Liana Jegers

Current / Upcoming Festival Schedule ︎︎︎

Edmonton International FIlm Festival
Online ︎︎︎ Oct. 3rd - 31st
Theatrical ︎︎︎ Oct. 7th 3:30pm
Location ︎︎︎ Landmark Cinemas 9
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Austin Film Festival
Theatrical ︎︎︎ Oct. 22nd 7:30PM / Oct. 27th 5:45PM
Location ︎︎︎ Rollins Theatre
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Lake County Film Festival
Theatrical ︎︎︎ Nov. 8th 6:30PM / Nov. 13th 4:30PM
Location ︎︎︎ Three Brothers Theater / CLC
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Held hostage by her insurance company’s automated call tree, Shannon heads to the beach in a futile attempt to get away from it all.


“With its varying warmth and unpredictable style of humour, it works as a respite from a stressful real life, not different from what its protagonist is seeking.”

Indie Shorts Mag / Read Full Article


“Original and creative, Away From It All is a worthy short film that tells an interesting and thoughtful story with comedic bite.”

UK Film Review / Read Full Article