May 14, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


The SCA Alumni Screening Series and Tite Belt Productions invite you and a guest to a special screening of

29000 Wishes. 1 Regret.

Written/Directed/Produced by Oliver Robins

Followed by a Q&A with
SCA Alumnus Oliver Robins
7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre
, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About 29000 Wishes. 1 Regret.

Twenty-somethings Kevin and Jennifer had the perfect lives, and nothing was going to change that... or so they thought.
When they met in college, they planned on being the next power couple. Both graduated at the top of the class, and went onto successful careers. They spoiled themselves with lavish trips to exotic locales, expensive meals, and other decadent treats.

Then, the economy collapsed, and the couple lost their jobs. Life went downhill fast as they drained their savings, racked up debt, and finally lost their home.
Flash forward one year later.  
Kevin and Jennifer live in the slums, surviving on their dwindling savings. The one time up and coming couple occupy their time by searching online employment ads and futilely searching for work. The couple languishes in their studio apartment, growing distant from each other. Jennifer escapes to far off virtual lands, playing online games. Kevin lives vicariously through his lecherous single pal Brian who texts his buddy with graphic details of his sexual exploits.    
Then... Jennifer presents the notion of creating a secret suicide pact: They should live like the old days when they had means.
The solution. Max out their credit cards and then kill themselves when they run out of credit to spend. They both agree to execute the plan.  
Kevin and Jennifer capture their adventures in a self-made video log as they return to a life of decadence. Now, will Kevin and Jennifer really go through with their suicide pact when the borrowed money runs out?

Shot on Canon DSLRs and produced on a budget of less than two thousand dollars with a crew of 1 to 3 people.

Provided courtesy of Tite Belt Productions. Not rated. Running time: 89 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.


About the Guest

OLIVER ROBINS (writer/director/producer/co-director of photography/co-editor)
Oliver began his career in the film industry at the age of ten, starring in Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist. After acting in various film and television roles, he moved behind the camera. At the age of fifteen, he wrote, directed and produced The Crystal, which won first prize at the French Les Mesnil-le-Roi Film Festival.
Upon graduating from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts' Production Program, he wrote, directed and produced close to fifty industrial, short and feature films. He also co-wrote the feature film Eating L.A., which premiered on television in 1999. Oliver wrote and directed the feature romantic comedy Dumped starring Dana Barron, Seth Peterson, and Chris Showerman which was released to critical success around the globe.
He also co-wrote and directed the feature comedy Wild Roomies, starring A.J. Buckley, Holly Fields and Stephen Furst. The film was released theatrically in Los Angeles, and sold in nearly every world territory.
Most recently, he wrote the award winning Hallmark Channel Original Movie, You've Got A Friend, which premiered to the highest ratings in the history of the network, and has continued to air to high ratings around the globe. His directorial efforts for Man Overboard earned the film entry into the International Philadelphia Film Festival and was sold to HBO Europe. He currently is developing several other tv and film projects.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2012 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the SCA Alumni Screening Series, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu