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Ruth Jenkins, a 50 year old Christian woman in Jessup, Texas is raising her granddaughter and minding her own business. That's when a homeless man breaks into her house. Ruth and the intruder are both challenged to find compassion and do what's "right."

Our Review:

1’ is a 19 minutes emotional journey packed with a variety in it. Humor, sadness, compassion, trust, betrayal all mixed up well, finally closing with hope & a desire to try again…Will Joe be back in 2 months as promised or will be breaking his daughter Grace heart? Oh, this is not enough as one would yearn for more when this film comes to an end. The story line slowly becomes unpredictable at every stage. Ruth is a larger than life personality. She is so strong willed, determined, still has energy to raise her granddaughter and wants to give her best. Ruth is a darling performer who stays with you even after the movie is over. This film has everything in place, an entertaining script, talented performers, audio quality, subtitles, cinematography, lighting and the most important direction.

Director Biography - Paul C Babin

For over 35 years, Paul Babin was one of the most successful and respected camera operators in Hollywood. He had the pleasure of collaborating with many of the industry’s greatest directors, among them Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Weir and James Cameron on films such as Always, The Rainmaker, Fearless, and Terminator 2. Known for both his camera skill and ability to connect with cast and crew, in 2012, he received the highest possible honor for his work, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Camera Operators. Paul taught cinematography as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema. In 2014, he returned to school, earning a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology and Certification as a Professional Life Coach from the University of Santa Monica. Currently, he shares his time between musical composition, film production, painting, and working with clients who are desire a more fulfilling and creative life. Paul holds a BA and MFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Director Statement

About 12 years ago, suffering from an acute case of attitude, I turned my back on film making. The highs (a life-time achievement award and working alongside directors including Spielberg, Cameron, and Coppola) had been offset by the lows of churning out empty, episodic TV. I was done. During my “hiatus,” I went back to school, earned a degree in Spiritual Psychology, and applied what I’d learned in a new career as a meditation facilitator and life-coach. With three decades of sobriety, I also found myself taking a deeper (sometimes breath-taking) dive into my own recovery from addiction. Last year, Heather McPhaul gifted me with the chance to make this film. It turned out to be a profound experience of creative joy that clearly drew on what I’d gained “while I was away.” Now it’s done, and I let it go, confident these 19 minutes will leave you entertained and up-lifted. - Paul


  • Paul C Babin Director

  • Paul C Babin Writer

  • Heather McPhaul Writer

  • Heather McPhaul Producer

  • Heather McPhaul Key Cast "Ruth"

  • Eric Podnar Key Cast "Joe"


  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Drama, Comedy

  • Runtime: 19 minutes 7 seconds

  • Completion Date: December 31, 2021

  • Production Budget: 4,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

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