Road Kills (2017)

Sometimes we make a wish to change our path. Sometimes, to give us strength to do what we know we must. Even when it impacts those closest to us.

Written & Directed by Rob Bowen
Producer: Chloe Carr
Starring: Kat Dowell, Jake Zindorf, Chloe Carr
With: Rashad Ligon, Kimberly Holcomb, and Avery Holcomb


- Was made for and won 2nd Prize in the Judging at Colorado Springs 2nd Annual 14’ers Film Festival – December 2016


“Road Kill, a well crafted film by a young group of inspired filmmakers. Interesting story line and good script. Critically, the “F” word was used more in 11 minutes than Scorsese‚Äôs Good Fella’s did in one hour and 50 minutes. (Just sayin’) Has a strong Tarantino-Scorsese vibe. If it’s intended I dislike the character Andy, well done! The supporting actors delivered an authentic, believable performance. Hopefully the producers paid them well, as they made Andy palatable. I would watch it again. And again.
~ EJ Carr – Hollywood Reporter “In Training”

Director’s Notes

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Rule 17 (2016)

The past can reshape us and break us in ways that will always determine who we become. Meet Faraday. A stickler for the rules and if you break them, she will make you pay.

Written & Directed by Rob Bowen
Assistant Director: Katie Hermanson
Starring: Sara Balakrishnan, Jareth Spirio, Nicole Goeke
Featuring: J Giordano & Mark Lutinski
With: Jacob Hillman & Tricia Timney
FX: Rob Bowen


- Winner of Best Live Action Drama in 17th Annual UCCS Student Short Film Festival – May 2017

Director’s Notes

It has been said, that necessity is the mother of all invention. This latest short film helps to sell that argument here in the film world, as my driving need to create another film in 2016 gave rise to this new script and idea overall. Having had two other short films fall through as we tried to get them off the ground this year, I began looking at the remaining completed scripts I had and realized that none of them were speaking to me at that time. Those that had been promised to certain actors aside (because those were the ones that we had already attempted), I needed something potent and new that was going to grab my attention. That’s when I came up with Kendall and Anne, and another Whatsabudget love story was born. Continue reading

Don’t Save (2015)

A writer is forced to face a question she’s been dodging for 20 years when she is confronted by her past. Can she find a way to move on from the moment that haunts her?

Directed by: Rob Bowen
Written by: Rob Bowen
Starring: Stephanie Schlis & Erica Erickson

epilogue – Thrift’s Heroine (music video)

Director’s Notes

This film is actually quite the personal one. This is probably evidenced by the dedication at the end of the short. On May 5th, 1995, Christina Sickler was killed in a car accident in Blytheville, Arkansas. She was my friend. Someone I loved. And the first person who would introduce me to loss of this nature. At the beginning of the school year, I was a junior in high school, Christina, a sophomore ended up in my Spanish class and we were assigned to the same group. We became fast friends. And before the school year was out, I would lose her forever.

Christina would be the first person I would lose that was of my own age group. The supposed indestructibility of the teenage years we ignorantly live with (if we are privileged enough to have this bubble of naivety undisturbed by the oft destructive nature of life itself into our teens), came crashing down around me in such a heartbreaking way. Continue reading