Director: Rick Kain

Run Time:  13 mins 40 sec

Collection: DELMARVA 1

Date/Time: FRI JUN 19 11:00AM & 5:30PM


Short, Comedy, DelMarVa

Description:  Newly retired Tilman Blain threatens to destroy the idyllic retirement of his fellow Cul De Sac dwellers by doing ALL of the task’s his wife asks him to do. He is setting a bad example for the other Husbands on the block. His neighbor Brad Pointer calls a meeting with fellow leisure buddies Sam Waterman, and Azzim Patel to discuss how to handle the developing situation. It is determined that Brad needs to give Tilman ‘The Elephant Spiel’.

Director Commentary: ‘The Elephant Spiel ‘ was born at a filmmakers reception party on the opening night of the 2018 Maryland International Film Festival. That is where I met writer Lisa Mikitarian. It went kinda like this “Hi. I’m Rick” “Hi, I’m Lisa, I’m a writer” “Cool, do you have any stories with middle aged men in them? ” “I do!”. A month later we were shooting “The Elephant Spiel” . That’s how independent film should work. I hope you like it.

Director Bio: Rick Kain is a 22 year veteran of the film and television industry working both in front of the camera as an actor and stuntman, and behind the camera as a stunt coordinator, director, cinematographer, and producer, with over 160 credits to date. His most recent work can be seen on ‘Glass’, ‘Wonder Woman-1984’, ‘Quantico’, Mindhunter, Jack Ryan, and the independent film projects ‘Sollers Point’, ‘Fishbowl’, and ‘D.C. Noir’. His short films ‘Final Notice’ and ‘The Tracker’ have completed their festival runs and he has just completed post on the short films ‘The Elephant Spiel’ and ‘Unheard Melodies’, and just began post production on a feature length documentary. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, WIFV, TIVA, Vice-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Stunt and Safety Committee, and sits on the Mid-Atlantic SAG-AFTRA Board of directors.

The Elephant Spiel Trailer