In this quirky dark comedy, bohemian Ruby and handsome Julian are having a fabulous first date, but when Ruby wants him to go home with her, Julian surprises her with his sexual proclivities. He tries to manipulate her into fulfilling his fantasies, but Ruby gets the upper hand in the film's hilarious climax.
Based on a true story, this wacky date night story is an homage to the bizarre and unfortunate internet dates that define so many young people's early adulthood. Online dating can be wonderful and full of magic and romance, but it can also create awkward, painful and baffling experiences that haunt you for years. Share this film with anyone who you think might be able to sympathize.
Picture Farm Film Festival Brooklyn, New York
The prestigious Picture Farm Film Festival screened Pee Sitting Down during its 2019 film festival at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.
London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival • London
The London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival showcase featured Pee Sitting Down as an official selection and special mention.
Hollyshorts FESTIVAl Hollywood, California
Pee Sitting Down premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival in Hollywood in 2017 in their shorts lineup.
Sundance Institute •
YouTube New Voices Lab
The Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab featured Pee Sitting Down as part of Misha Calvert’s digital comedy series Tinder is the Night.
MISHA CALVERT (Creator)
Misha is an award-winning show creator with projects spanning film, TV and digital. A participant of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Digital Creators Market, Misha recently wrapped production on a new digital comedy series for BRIC TV entitled All Hail Beth. Three-time finalist for the Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab for her digital series Lusty Glances, Solitaire, and The Industry, Misha screened at festivals around the world in 2018 for her digital comedies Strut, Textual Intercourse, and Step Into My Office.
As an actor, she has appeared regularly on the Emmy Award-winning show A Crime to Remember. Off-Broadway writer/director credits include three Chekhovian satires set in a 1980’s high school, and the original comedy A Seagull is Born. Off-Broadway acting credits include The Crucible, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Psycho Beach Party. Misha first achieved notoriety as an experimental performance artist, where she garnered a great deal of press for her media manipulation and public satires, most notably Re-Virginization, The Mister and Miss Williamsburg Pageant, and the Bob Ross-themed fundraiser Beat the Devil Out of It which raised money for inner city art students. www.mishacalvert.com
Sonja O'Hara (Ruby, PRODUCER)
Sonja O'Hara is am LA-based actor and filmmaker. She was awarded the Indie Soul Special Recognition Acting Award at The Boston International Film Festival for her performance in the feature film Ovum. She can be seen next in the TV pilot Doomsday, which was a finalist at the 2017 Sundance Episodic Lab, and an award-winner at The New York Television Festival, SeriesFest and HBO's ITVFest ("Best Series"). Sonja is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA & NYWIFT and is represented by WME and Pulse Films Management. www.sonjaohara.com
Kimberley Browning (Consulting Producer)
Founder and Festival Director Hollywood Shorts Filmfest (est. Oct 1998). Producer 2016 HBO Access Diversity Program. Associate Short Film Programmer 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Associate Short Film Programmer 2012-2014 LA Film Festival. Associate Short Film Programmer 2014 FICG in LA (Guadalajara International Film Festival). Her company Griffith Place Films spans TV, web, and film. www.blog.hollywoodshorts.com
Ben Roif (dp)
Photographer, cinematographer, filmmaker and traveler. His Cinematographer credits include Nail Biter and the short film Black People are Dangerous, originally adapted from the stage play. Assistant Camera credits include the unscripted show Material Girl: Pia Mia and Strangers on the Earth.
Roman Molino Dunn (composer)
Roman Molino Dunn (a.k.a. Electropoint) is a charting music producer and award-winning film composer. As a producer, he has worked with celebrity artists from indie groups to Grammy-winning musicians and his songs have been used on major network television shows. As a composer, he has created music for major advertising agencies and corporations, television commercials, award-winning feature films and web series, short films, and radio. He is based at Mirrortone Studios in Manhattan. www.mirrortone.com