I’m Not Nice

  • Director

    Shannon Morall, Tom A. Capps

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 16 minutes 36 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


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When an anti-social superspy misses her target on a hit-gone-wrong, she must face her greatest fear in order to complete her mission: small talk.


  • Shannon Morall, Director
  • Tom A. Capps, Director
  • Shannon Morrall, Writer
  • Phillip Russell, Producer
  • Tom A. Capps, Producer
  • Shannon Morrall, Producer
  • Janelle Tedesco, Producer
  • Kevin Etherson, Producer
  • Janelle Tedesco, Key Cast, “”Mary””
  • Dan Jessup, Key Cast, “Ted”Chicago Fire, Weird Travels
  • Lori Hammel, Key Cast, “Loretta”Burn After Reading, Blue Bloods, Jessica Jones, Master of None, High Maintenance, The Following, 30 Rock, Difficult People, The Colbert Report, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Hannah Jane Jennings, Key Cast, “Francine”
  • Tony Tedesco, Key Cast, “Chip”
  • Laurel Lockheart, Key Cast, “MeeMaw”JAG, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, The End of Innocence, Matlock, Mythos,
  • Sara López MarÍn, Composer
  • Phillip Russell, Cinematographer
  • Glen Covell, Editor

Director Statement

I’m Not Nice is the second short film from when Tom Capps and Phillip Russell met Janelle Tedesco and Shannon Morrall at a film festival in 2018. The two pairs each had their own films screening and decided to join forces for their first project – I’m Not Lost, where Janelle’s character Carol first appeared in a supporting role. After Janelle’s fabulous performance as the mysterious stranger in that film, Shannon was inspired to write a short that put that character in the limelight. The team had a blast filming I’m Not Nice and continue to work together to this day.

Director Biography

Shannon Morrall is an actor and filmmaker currently attending USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for an MFA in Film Production. Prior to enrolling she served as the Multi-media Producer for the Cinema Life Film Festival Collective’s inaugural season. Her stories tend to explore human connection, joy, and play, often through the escapism of grand adventure genres.

Tom A. Capps is an award-winning writer/producer currently based in New York. He has also worked as an editor, director, actor, sound mixer, art director, camera operator, gaffer, cook, driver, animal wrangler, basketball referee, journalist and really just too many things. He co-founded Thursday Shoots and has created content for Funny or Die, Collegehumor, truTV, UCB Comedy, Above Average, FiOS1, Child Care Works and NASA. He has an ever growing collection of cacti, two cats, drinks way too much coffee and hates writing in third person.