A short film written and directed by Wil Gieseler.

A simple story about the importance of family and the unspoken bond between siblings.

Having grown up in the middle of nowhere, Elliot walks the fine line between his family and his opportunities elsewhere. His decision to leave home forever is called into question when his little sister chases after him on her bike.

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Robert Hardin - Actor

Robert Hardin Elliot

Born and raised in Kentucky, Robert has always enjoyed an audience. Upon graduation from college, he packed his car and moved west. His LA stage credits include The Busy World is Hushed and Not About Heroes, and in film he has been seen in the feature films Glory Days and City of Angers.

Robert can be found on Twitter at @roberthardin.

Katelyn Haynes - Actor

Katelyn Haynes Jules

Katelyn began acting at age 9 in the theatre, and quickly fell in love with it. In 2010, Katelyn went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film and television industry. Some of her film credits include the short film Miracle which was accepted into the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and her most recent film The Listener. More information about Katelyn can be found at her website.

Big Somewhere also features performances from Luke Baybak and Shelby Thomas.


Wil Gieseler Writer & Director

Since he started making unlicensed re-enactments of Gilligan's Island in his backyard with just paper cutouts and a video camera, Wil has bled film. Not literally, that would be shocking medically. He does, however, believe that cinema offers a unique and powerful ability to bring stories to life. He hopes one day to be able to tell stories as powerful as the ones he grew up watching on the silver screen.

Greg Cotten Cinematographer

Greg's interest in cinematography first came about when he discovered that his grandfather had developed lenses used in CIA spy satellites. He has been playing around with cameras and lenses constantly ever since. He is a collaborator at heart and strives to find a unique vision for each project he undertakes.

Andy Gress Editor

Andy was first introduced to filmmaking at the age of five when he started making videos with his sister, her friend, and a cast of stuffed animals. Despite their silliness, these movies encouraged Andy to explore the world of narrative filmmaking. While his true passion is film editing, he has been known to dabble in the arts of cinematography and sound as well.

Jeanette Sanker Production Designer

Jeanette's never-ending imagination is always finding new places to go. Her creative mind is perfectly suited for the film industry, where everything she imagines can become reality. She accomplishes this by creating worlds through production design, costuming, and screenwriting, and sometimes by working in the camera department. Jeanette is a senior at Chapman University pursuing a degree in Production Design. She also has plans to make documentaries after she graduates.

Chase Brooks Producer

Growing up in Alabama, Chase was a member of a large family with a tradition of passing on hundreds of stories. Eager to share these stories and to learn those of others, he moved to California to study film at Chapman University. Currently, Chase is in his senior year, emphasizing in editing.

Additional Crew

Sound Design Zack Schulz & Michael Althaus

1st Assistant Director Kelle Leonard

Location Manager Reuben Vollmer

Unit Production Manager Jimmy Savva

Gaffer Andrew Finch

1st Assistant Camera Eli Just

2nd Assistant Camera Gabe Linkiewicz

Sound Mixer Stephen Doyle

Boom Operator Safar Shakeyev

Studio Teacher Guy Flint

Script Supervisor Zack Schulz

Music Supervisor Noah Bond

Colorist Greg Cotten

Visual Effects Andy Gress, Tashi Trieu, Andrew Finch, Greg Cotten


Best Western Plus Oxnard Inn

Accommodation for cast and film crew was generously provided by Best Western Plus Oxnard Inn.


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Contact Details

If you have any questions about the film, or are interested in writing large checks to us, please contact Wil Gieseler.