2006 · 6:48 · written by Pam W. Coughlan, William R. Coughlan, Nello DeBlasio, Shawn “Felt” Felty & Kori A. Lusignan · produced by Pam W. Coughlan · directed by William R. Coughlan
Every Sunday, a group of close friends gets together for a backyard barbecue. But one day, Smitty decides to bring along his new girlfriend — and everyone is shocked to discover that she looks strikingly similar to Samantha, another friend who died several years ago. As the afternoon progresses, each of the friends must not only deal with the new addition to their little circle, but confront the ghosts of their own past relationships — resulting in unplanned revelations.
Once again, Tohubohu Productions returned to the 48 Hour Film Project with “Close Quarters” — a drama (a brand-new genre for the 2006 competition) produced entirely over the weekend of May 5–May 7. Frequent Tohubohu director William R. Coughlan returned to helm the effort, and Pam W. Coughlan (who had previously appeared in “Schlimmer,” “Screening Process,” and “The Big Lie,” as well as producing “A Birthday Movie”), took on the producer’s role. The short premiered at the AFI Silver Theatre on Friday, May 12, 2006.