The Jar (2017)

Jake banks his boyish ambitions of being an astronaut inside a jar of coins. But there are those who would step all over his dreams. Can he still manage to make the giant leap?


Starring: Brandon Brownlee, Paul McGuinness, Rachel McGrane, Will O'Hare and Caolan Johnston

Written, Edited & Directed by Carleton Rodgers

Produced by Michael Costello & Carleton Rodgers

Director of Photography: Carl Quinn

Music by: James Everett

Visual Effects Supervisor: Timothy Holderman


"When we're young, our dreams and aspirations are fueled by the support of others. The question for Jake is whether his dreams are only made possible through encouragement or if they are written in the stars."

Carleton Rodgers - Director


. Alexandria Film Festival
. Belfast Film Festival
. Irish Film Festa
. Fargo Film Festival
. Carrboro Film Festival
. Media Film Festival
. West Texas Film Festival

. DU Film Festival

. Green Bay Film Festival
. Rockport Film Festival
. NI Short Film Awards

. Film Devour Short Film Festival
. River Bend Film Festival
. Mid Tenn Film Fest
. Tally Shorts Film Festival
. Windy City International Film Festival

. Twister Alley Film Festival
. Southern Colorado Film Festival
. Green Mountain Film Festival
. Cabin Fever Film Festival
. Borrego Springs Film Festival
. Orlando Urban Film Festival*
. Disapear Here Film Festival

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