Shotgun Wedding (2009) 2 min Cary, NC
Writer/Director: Nick Karner
With: James Scott Norton, Caroline Overby, Rebecca Karner
IMDB SYNOPSIS: A sleazy lothario gets more than he bargained for after propositioning a waitress and then another customer.
Another visit from Caroline Overby, another short. I loved working with James Scott Norton and it was fun to cast him against type, especially as he's the farthest thing from a sleazebag I can imagine. As I was shooting, though, I realized that the film just wasn’t working. It wasn’t funny enough. But what could I do? I remembered a story my girlfriend in college told me about how she’d get guys to leave her alone. They’d ask for her name, and she’d say, in as low a tone as possible, “Steve.” My wife was sitting as an extra, and I asked her to just look at the camera and say, “Steve.” I dubbed in my own voice and it made a great capper for the film.