2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A Reasonable Request

Friday, March 11
11:30PM - 1:07AM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #AReasonableRequest

A desperate son (Stephen Ellis) reconnects with his estranged father (John Ennis) over an absurd request that will change their lives forever. Awash in debt and strapped with a pregnant girlfriend, Seth is willing to go the distance for some extra cash. The questions is, can he convince his recovering father to do the same? A REASONABLE REQUEST questions the integrity of the family bond and places a price on one’s dignity. It’s a dark comedy that teeters the line of ethics and flaunts the notion of appropriate.

Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 8min

Director: Andrew Laurich

Executive Producer: Andrew Laurich, Gabriel Miller

Producer: Christina Lee

Screenwriter: Gabriel Miller, Andrew Laurich

Cinematographer: Scott Uhlfelder

Editor: Daniel Reitzenstein

Sound Designer: Lindsey Alvarez

Music: Gregory Jenkins

Additional Credits: Location Sound: Sabi Tulok, Color Correction: Marco Cordero, Gaffer: Armando Ballesteros, Key Grip: Oliver Young, 1st AC: Jack Nitz, 2nd AC: Seth Smigelski, Make-Up: Maryann Yee, Wardrobe: Alison Uhlfelder, Production Assistant: Jesse Kitnick

Principal Cast: John Ennis, Stephen Ellis


Laurich started directing commercials and digital content for brands, receiving recent recognition at the 2015 AICP Awards and a nomination for Best Music Video at the 2015 One Screen Fest. Previously, he was selected for Shoot Magazine's New Director's Showcase. He's currently developing several narrative projects and learning to cook.

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