Jake is perfectly willing to take his father, Simon, to the eye doctor. He’s also perfectly willing to spend an extra few minutes waiting while Simon packs a few changes of clothes and a spare toothbrush - especially after Simon’s boyfriend leaves in an angry huff. But when a simple trip to the optometrist spirals toward disaster as four relentless thugs nearly beat down Simon’s front door, Jake really starts to rethink what constitutes a familial obligation.
- Premiered at El Cid Short Film Night, July 2, 2014 (Silverlake, CA)
- Official Selection for 2014 LA Film and Script Festival (Hollywood, CA)
Showdown at Sullivan Oaks was filmed on June 8, 2013 and fully completed a year later. It was shot while Joe Worthen was visiting LA – a day after we finished the Los Angeles sequences in Season 4 of Peter Bear’s Den. Alex had been planning for months to shoot a visual effects-heavy action comedy with Eliot and Joe since they’d both seen and admired each others’ work.
In the short, Eliot and Joe star as Simon and Jake – a father-son duo who have to fight off a gang of thugs who come to collect the money Simon foolishly borrowed to pay for cosmetic eye surgery.