UnLonely Film Festival 6

Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before

Marvin Wexler tries coffee for the first time and desperately wants to talk to someone about it.

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Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

“I didn’t have my first cup of coffee until I was in my 30s. One day, when I had a lot of work to do, my wife suggested I have a cup of coffee to stay awake and focused. I did, and it jazzed me up real good. I got in the car to run an errand, called six people, and no one answered. Here I was, energized and ready to talk to anyone who would listen, and no one cared. I thought that was at once very funny and a little sad, and decided it would make for an interesting character study of loneliness and the desire for connection at a time when we need it most.”

Andrew Carter is a director & writer from Riverside, Connecticut who remade Jurassic Park with action figures in his backyard when he was 12. He is still proud of this work. He graduated from Chapman University in 2011, and since then has worked behind the camera on movies like THE WAY WAY BACK and SUPER TROOPERS 2. He directed the independent pilot REVENGE TOUR, written by Kahlil Maskati, which won awards at the LA Film Festival and SXSW. It was also selected for the 2019 Sundance New Voices Lab. His next short, MARVIN’S NEVER HAD COFFEE BEFORE premiered at SXSW 2021 and also played Palm Springs International ShortsFest 2021. Andrew is represented by Stride Management and Gersh. He lives in Silver Lake with his incredible wife Zoë and their insane dog Bill.


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