BACKSLIDE, starring Felicia Day and Jon Hershfield.


For two God-fearing teenagers, the eight minutes after losing their virginity can be an eternity.

What happens when desire overcomes faith and love gives in to longing? In this touching and funny update to the Adam and Eve story, Maddie and Robbie are teenagers wrestling with guilt and disillusion in the eight minutes after losing their virginity. Taking a wry look at the moment the innocence of childhood meets the temptations of puberty, BACKSLIDE is an offbeat film you won’t soon forget.

Starring Felicia Day as Maddie and Jon Hershfield as Robbie.


WINNER, BEST COMEDY SHORTS, American Cinematheque
2ND PLACE, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film
BRONZE AWARD Worldfest Houston
HONORABLE MENTION, Cleveland International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Nashville Independent Film Festival, Waterfront Film Festival, One Reel Film Festival, Big Bear Lake Film Festival, Silver Lake Film Festival, Temecula Valley Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Foyle Film Festival (Ireland)


  • Project Type: Movie
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running time: 9 minutes, 6 seconds
  • Format: 35mm B/W, 1:85, Dolby SR