The Big Pivot

The Big Pivot trailer

A short film written and directed by Chris Harcum. Produced by Elephant Run District. Co-produced by Aimee Todoroff. Starring: Lisa Barnes as Ruth, Heather Carlson as Amy, Jimmy Pope as Paul, and Jeanne Lauren Smith as Stevie. Running time: 8 minutes.

During the time of the Great Resignation, people break out of the confines of their flat lives after taking the last life-coaching session they’ll ever need. Adapted from “Forum (a.k.a. Careers)” from “Take Me Out to the Balkans” by Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Steve Carell, David Razowsky, Ruth Rudnick, Fran Adams, and Amy Sedaris.

Award winner: Swedish International Film Festival, World Indie Film Awards, Airflix Film Festival, Movie Play International Film Festival, Medusa Film Festival, Bright International Film Festival, Medusa Film Festival, and Bright International Film Festival.

Finalist: Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival, Cult Movies International Film Festival, Delta International Film Festival, EdiPlay International Film Festival, Crown International Film Festival, FilmNest International Film Festival, and Indiefare International Film Festival.

Semi-Finalist: Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival, Robinson Film Awards, London Indie Short Festival, Florida Shorts, Niagara Falls International Short Festival, and Austin International Art Festival.

Official Selection: NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, Chain NYC Film Festival, Asia Film Festival, The Independent Film and Art Festival, Liberty Film Awards, and others.

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Barnes as Ruth, Jeanne Lauren Smith as Stevie, Jimmy Pope as Paul, and Heather Carlson as Amy.