Synopsis: Sara is in bed with her lover when she gets a phone call from her husband, Josh. He is on a business trip in Wichita, and needs a business card from their sock drawer. But Sara is not at home. So she only has a few minutes to race home before he catches on. To stall for time, she asks a million questions about Wichita, Kansas. “What’s Cowtown like? Did you see Kirstie Alley’s house? And Pizza Hut? Didn’t that start there too?”
Jeremy Sisto (Josh)
I always wanted to tell stories. When I was six years old, I saw “Grease”. I told my mother I wanted to move to America because that’s where everybody sang and danced. I later learned that only happened in musicals.
I’ve been directing for 20 years now. First in musical theater, and later, in the world of VO.
When I felt a calling to transition to directing film, I knew I wanted to work on one of Bo Price’s scripts. When I read “Wichita”, I thought it was everything a short film should be: Fun, fast, and thrilling. I immediately thought of my “dream cast”: Jeremy Sisto and Maxim Roy, whom I had the pleasure to work with on a play and on voiceover dubbing.
When I landed my dream cast and got to direct my first short film, with my dream script and my dream DP, I was singing and dancing!
French-Canadian director Sergine Dumais is best known for her work in Quebec musical theater and as a voice actress and director in Los Angeles. A graduate of AMDA in New York, she currently lives in Los Angeles, where she has directed the French language dubs of over 20 feature films as well as lending her own voice to many Hollywood stars, including Diane Keaton and Salma Hayek. Wichita is her first film.