Stuck

A sex toy mishap leads to a night in the emergency room where a just broken-up couple are forced to confront their issues on love and relationships.

Creative team

Writer/director: Corey Shurge
Producers: Emily Andrews, Laura Nordin, Jen Pogue, Kristopher Turner

Filmmaker’s statement

I like to say that we’re taking the romantic comedy to new places in this film.

When Kristopher Turner and I started talking about doing a short, it had been 10 years since we first worked together on my feature film, The Triumph of Dingus McGraw: Village Idiot, and both of us were anxious to just make something rather than wait for something to get made, as is so often our experience working in television.

So I set to work writing this self-financed passion project with the goal of simply making something honest – a snapshot of a relatable turning point in a relationship. It was Kristopher and Ruth Goodwin’s headfirst dives into this world of cynical romanticism that brought the perfect balance of humour and heart to the film, and allowed us to tell a story that has fortunately resonated with so many.

About Corey Shurge

Corey Shurge

Corey Shurge [surge] is a Canadian screenwriter and director whose filmography ranges from feature film to internationally-acclaimed television series.

After writing and directing his debut feature, The Triumph Of Dingus McGraw: Village Idiot, he went on to work in network television, including hit prime time dramas such as CTV/NBC’s Saving Hope and CBC’s Republic Of Doyle.

Corey wrote all eight episodes of the American Heroes Channel’s historical action mini-series, American Lawmen, and has also written episodes of National Geographic’s award-winning docudrama series, Mayday. He makes his return to his indie film roots with the award-winning short dramatic comedy, Stuck.

Most recently, Corey is working as executive producer and writer on the upcoming iHeartRadio scripted podcast series, Solve. His latest film, Lughead, had its world premiere at the 2019 Austin Film Festival. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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