Synopsis: Tesla is a comedy about listening, or more precisely, not listening. It’s the colorful tale of an earnest engineering student forced to take desperate action in order to make herself heard by her agonizingly masculine downstairs neighbor…who may or may not be playing the loud music that’s keeping her awake at night. The film is an ironic look at what happens when men refuse to listen to women, and ultimately makes an appeal for us all to stop assuming and just…listen.

Starring: Christy St. John (Good People), Nick Theurer, and Kimia Behpoornia (Abby’s)

Biography: Rick Ross is an award-winning filmmaker and New York Times Best Selling graphic novelist. He has directed more than 20 film and television projects including the award-winning Backslide, starring Felicia Day (Mystery Science Theater 3000), which the American Cinematheque named one of the eight best comedy shorts of the year. Working with Academy Award-winning producer Kevin Costner, Rick co-created the graphic novel The Explorers Guild, published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, which became a New York Times Best-Seller for Print Hardcover Fiction. Rick holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and teaches directing and screenwriting at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, California.

  • Project Type: Movie
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running time: 9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Format: Digital, color