Inspired by Utah divorce class, Utah filmmakers produce a short film telling the story of one divorce, one child, and a choice between two parents.
Disjointed Custody with Britani Bateman, Jonathan Moyer, and John Moyer
July 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Writer/comedian John E. Moyer along with director Christian Serge have produced a new short film about the dysfunction of divorce: Disjointed Custody.
Inspired by the parenting divorce class required in the state of Utah, Moyer conceived the idea as an absurd commentary on the thoughtless behavior of divorcing parents. "Here is a time when people are angry and bitter toward another human being," Moyer said. "And whatever those reasons, right or wrong, far too often the parents throw out all rationality and the kids experience an additional world of pain outside of just their parents breaking up. I wanted to make a short, to the point film that tells parents, if you are going to divorce, fine. But don't make it worse for you kids."
Serge loved the concept. "I really took to John's idea to use dark humor to frame this message around the whole concept of divorce and kids," Serge said. "It showcases the brutal selfishness of people, draws the viewer in, then delivers a serious punch to get a serious point across: think about what you do to your kids."
Popular Utah actress Britani Bateman (The RM, Mobsters & Mormons) plays the mom opposite of John E. Moyer as the dad. John's real life son, Jonathan, makes his acting debut as the little boy.
The film Disjointed Custody can be seen on YoTube at: