2016 Schedule

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


Saturday, March 19
11:15AM - 12:55PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd


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There is a boy who is trying to write a big history paper. It is a very important paper and is due the next day. However, he has not even started it yet. The boy suffers from a severe case of ADD. Throughout the night, different things continuously distract him. Things, such as a friend sending him a Face Time call, distract him. At one point, he decides to try and find some coffee in order to help him stay awake and focused. However, it is no use. Other things, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube begin to distract him as well. His mind is discernibly represented as his worst enemy, and he is unable to defeat it. DISTRACTIONS is a film that every high school student will understand and

Section: Texas High School Shorts Competition
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 1min

Director: Devan Prabhakar, Matthew Theilman

Producer: Matthew Theilman, William Ingram

Screenwriter: Devan Prabhakar

Cinematographer: Devan Prabhakar, Elijah Hubbard

Editor: Devan Prabhakar, Matthew Theilman

Principal Cast: Matthew Theilman


Devan Prabhakar is a rising junior at St. Mark’s School of Texas. He has been in the Advanced Film Studies Class at St. Mark’s for two years and has been taking film since 8th grade. He has been involved in numerous projects that have made it into statewide film festivals, and he plans to submit many more in the coming future.

Public Film Contact
Jennifer Gilbert
St. Mark's School of Texas
(214) 346-8638

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Jennifer Gilbert



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