• Director

    Joshua Michael Payne

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 14:59

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    4k Digital

  • Festival Year



A Father and a Son each have a secret. When both secrets come to light in the span of an evening, the two men must decide how to move forward in an attempt to salvage their relationship.


Joshua Michael Payne – Writer, Director, & Producer

Eric Roberts – “Carson”
Aaron Latta-Morissette – “Garrett”
Mary Jo Mecca – “Elsie”

Director Statement

Hey there!

Thank you so much for taking the time to view “Doesn’t Fall Far,” starring Academy Award and 3x Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts.

This project has been a labor of love and years in development. The screenplay was a semi-finalist at Oaxaca Film Festival and the ShoreScripts Short Screenplay Competition and a finalist at the Screenwriting Master competition.

The film follows a father and a son, who are both closeted homosexuals, each finding a different outlet for his desire. What happens when both secrets are exposed simultaneously on one fateful evening?

I’m so excited that you’re watching the film and that you are one of the first people EVER to see this project come to fruition. We would be absolutely honored to join you in sharing this film with the world.

Thank you once again for your time and energy. I hope you enjoyed the film, and I hope you can find a place for it (and our fantastic star actors) at your film festival.

Writer, Director, & Producer,
Joshua Michael Payne

Director Biography

NYC-based Actor, Writer, Director & Editor. Joshua’s selection of festival award-winning films include “Bait,” “Over the Threshold,” “Fire Escape,” “And Many More…?”, and “Speechless.” He co-owns ForeSee Film Productions, an up-and-coming production studio dedicated to 50% female production teams and creating films from a foundation of quality writing and acting.