A Fall

On the night of his possible death, an uncaring old man must come to terms with his Autistic grandson.
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Stanley Thai
Film
Austin, Texas
United States
2 Team Members

While Morten struggles to stay alive after a deadly fall, he must come to terms with his grandson, Robby, who has Autism.

Director's Note

From Rear Window to Phone Booth to 127 Hours, films that take place in one setting mainly have a goal in mind: to put the audience on the edge of their seats. In a way, they’re like stage plays, and like stage plays, the audience must be compelled to sit through the entire show without being bored in order to be successful.

A Fall takes place mainly in a garage where Morten can’t get back up after he slips and falls. The time-ticking element is his oxygen tank nearing on empty. But what will keep the audience invested is Morten’s relationship with Robby because A Fall isn’t really about whether or not Morten will live. It’s about whether or not he will come to appreciate, or at least understand, Robby for who he is, and it’s this underlying emotional layer that I hope will compel people to stay and watch.

I want to make a film that will thrill, entertain, and emotionally engage audiences, and A Fall is my chance to do so.

- Stanley Thai

Where do I come in?

Approximately 75% of the budget has already been paid for or donated to us, including the locations, film equipment, composer, and the entire crew who worked for free. Donations will help fund mainly post production/distribution costs and some production costs we haven’t paid for yet, including film festival fees, production design, and our actors.

In return, you can get a digital (or physical) copy of the film, the soundtrack, the script, a production stills package (with 10+ high quality photos), digital copies of two of my previous short films (Loose Tooth and Mother of My Child - both horror), a poster, and credits to the film. You can read more about the perks on the right.

Still from Loose Tooth.

Mother of My Child poster.

Who We Are

The Cast


Timothy Englert (Morten) appeared in Martha!, which screened at deadCENTER Film Festival, San Antonio Film Festival, and Citizen Jane Film Festival. A Fall will showcase his talent as an actor, who, despite his age, is more than capable to carry the film on his shoulders.


Arthur Dale (Robby) is known for his work in Grow Up, Tony Phillips, Hellion, Slash, and Small Paranoid Machines, which all played in different film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Polari, and Maryland Film Festival. While Arthur has never played an Autistic character, he researched the role to pull off a convincing performance.

The Crew


Stanley Thai (Director) is a filmmaker who has had a short he produced, Play Things, screen at Cinequest and the Lone Star Film Festival. Additionally, he directed a short for the 48 Hour Film Project, Mother of My Child, which won third place in Austin, Best Use of Genre (horror), and Best Use of Character. A Fall will be his final film as an undergrad.


Jessica Smith (Producer) has produced, written, and directed various projects at he University of Texas. She was also the co-executive producer of Down To Film, a Texas Student Television show, the only student-run, student-produced, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television station in the country.

Aaron Berecka (Director of Photography) has been DP and gaffer for several undergrad/grad projects at the University of Texas, including the aforementioned Play Things.

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Final Word

One of the biggest challenges today for filmmakers is money, and it sucks that it has to be that way. That’s why we need your help in order to make A Fall a reality. Every success hinges on risks. Take your chance on this film. Do something generous today. Click to donate. Spread the word. Every dollar helps. But most importantly, thank you.

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    With an additional $5, your name will appear in the film's end credits under "Special Thanks." You'll receive the perk above as well!

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    Instead of two dinners at a fancy restaurant, you can receive a digital copy of the script. as well as a digital production stills package, which will include 10+ high quality photos taken by our talented stills photographer, Lawrence Peart. AND all the perks listed above!

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