Joe Potay, an adorable tow truck driver really digs Kelli, a fellow North Carolinian, when he meets her as he changes her dead car battery.
But Joe’s interest takes a sharp right turn when he learns that Kelli is a Muslim.
Kelli finds herself stuck in Joe's tow truck cab as he reveals his ultra-conservative white nationalist ideas.
Joe informs Kelli that she’s damned to hell,
so Kelli insinuates she’s left him something special in his truck.
Running time - 10:30 minutes
Writers & Director
Deonna Kelli Sayed
Deonna Kelli Sayed is a recovering ghost hunter, an American Muslim, and an interfaith instigator. She is also an internationally published author and an award-winning podcaster. Deonna is the PEN America NC Piedmont representative. Once upon a time, she was the Festival Coordinator for Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival. Now, she works for the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and serves as the Logistics Coordinator during the NC Folk Festival. Deonna also works for a French chef — because all writers need multiple side gigs. Sometimes, Deonna performs monologues and one-woman pieces. She is the doer of many things.
Writer & Director
Nicole Ballivian is a Sundance Screenwriter Fellow and director who most recently completed the comedic short film, Joe & The Shawl that was the 2021 Grand Winner at NYWIFT Festival and received the 2020 Audience Award at Vox Feminae. Nicole is currently in development with three scripts: Sleeping on Stones, Hijrah Baby and Yemma. Nicole's directorial debut was the comedic feature, Driving to Zigzigland, shot in Los Angeles & Palestine, which won international festival awards. Nicole’s production background includes work for Warner Bros, Universal Pictures and in independent film.
Jill Galbraith is a Los-Angeles based actor and writer. An alumnus of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where she was a two-time winner of the Rod Steiger Award for Excellence in Acting, and in her sophomore year won the David Sedaris writing competition, Jill spends her days in hot pursuit of human connection, and a break.
Hopefully, she will eventually find one or the other. A nihilistic optimist, Jill plans on making art, burning it to the ground, and roasting sweet potatoes above the ashes for the rest of her life.
Travis Lincoln Cox
Travis Lincoln Cox is from Southern Utah where he studied acting at university under Varlo Davenport and majored in Theater. After working at several professional theater companies in Utah he made his way to Los Angeles where he has been enjoying success in film and television. He has appeared recently on Comedy Central, the SyFy Channel, and in Criminal Minds. He also has starred in two feature films available on Amazon Prime: Back to Awesome and The Pastor and the Pro. He was just nominated for a "best actor" award at the 2019 IndieX Film Festival. Catch Travis every fourth Friday at The Pack Theater with his long-running improv troupe Stromchaser.
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