You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Comedy, Drama

Tayler Robinson

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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Arthur has given up. He's never found love, he doesn't talk to his mother, he doesn't even pay his phone bill. His life is devoid of meaning, and he has four hours to fix that or he is going to literally explode. YAGTE is a dark comedy about depression, human connection, and spontaneous combustion.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

Our production is dedicated to inclusive employment and equal pay for equal work. We are committed to having a diverse cast and crew and to tell a story that connects people rather than alienating them.

The Story

The Film

"The life you save may be your own."

                    - Flannery O'Connor                        

This story is about finding your own self-worth when it feels like the universe is telling you that you may as well give up. We want to make a film about a man who is forced to grapple with his own apathy and hopelessness in order to save his life. We aim to make something that is both hilarious and heartbreaking, something that you can watch multiple times and take something new away after each viewing. We need films that challenge the status quo and tackles issues so many of us deal with. Using a surreal premise to explore very real themes will hopefully result in both an entertaining ride and a moving, relatable cinematic experience.


Production will be the weekend after the 4th of July in Los Angeles, CA. We want to involve our supporters as much as we can and create a community that uplifts and supports underrepresented voices in front of and behind the camera. We so hope you'll join us.



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A dreary office space

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Drab office space. Minimal glass; beige, neutral tones. LA-area. Preferably real/not a sound stage.


Costs $7,500

Paying our cast and crew is our biggest expense, but without them, we don't have a movie.

Camera & Equipment

Costs $5,000

Why film is known as the "most expensive art form". Camera, equipment, and insurance that covers it.

Production & costume design

Costs $1,000

Set, costumes, and props.

Post-production & miscellaneous expenses

Costs $1,000

Oh...and craft services. Can't forget to feed everyone.

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About This Team

TAYLER VEE ROBINSON: Director, ProducerTayler was born in Hawaii, raised in Illinois, and attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She’s best-known for her first short film GARBAGE, which she directed, co-wrote and starred in. In 2017, GARBAGE was an official selection at NewFilmmakers LA, Defy Film Festival, and Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. The film has been featured as a critic’s pick on, Film School Rejects, Splitsider, Film Shortage, NewNowNext, and was awarded a "Spirit of NoBudge Award" for 2017. Tayler currently resides in Silverlake with her dog, Sam. She's represented by Management 360.


TYLER CHASE: Lead Actor, Producer. Best known for his portrayal of the troubled hacker Barrett in Hulu's Freakish, actor and music producer Tyler Chase is also known for his recurring role as Ben on AMC's The Walking Dead. He also appears in the History Channel's Six and most recently played Simon Spier's boneheaded bully in Love, Simon. Raised in the Carolina mountains and based in Los Angeles, Tyler has done sound design work for clients such as MTV and, and produces his own electronic music under the moniker Cryptex


CHARLES MORRIS: Writer, Producer. Charles is a writer from the Bay Area who hates mayonnaise and is getting his MFA in Screenwriting from USC.


ALYSSA BROCATO: Director of Photography:  Alyssa is a cinematographer passionate about collaboration and storytelling. Based between Los Angeles and New York, she recently garnered a Best Cinematography nomination for the HistoryHers series TWENTYFIVEISH (2017), and continues to work across the US and internationally on narrative, commercial, and documentary projects. YOU ARE GOING TO EXPLODE! marks her second collaboration with director Tayler Vee Robinson, after 2018’s GARBAGE received critical acclaim at NewFilmmakers LA, Defy Film Festival, and Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. 


NATALIE FALT: Production Designer. Natalie is a production designer, director, and founder of WOMEN AND FILM which is a free community and resource dedicated to female-driven film and content based in Los Angeles. 


JULIE BALEFSKY: Producer. Julie is a film producer based in New York. Most recently, she co-produced Chandler, a short film written/directed by Julia Kennelly, which premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival. Julie was also a producer on Garbage, a short film directed by Tayler Robinson, who will also direct Explode! In her spare time, she enjoys extravagant muffins, long walks on the high line and pretending she's in an episode of Girls



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