The Arrival (2016) “The Arrival” is a dark comedy in the style of a 1950s melodrama written and directed by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe. It is the story of a little boy who feels betrayed when his mother has another son and decides to take revenge-- by summoning another mother.


Starring Elias Harger ("Fuller House"), Michael McMillian ("True Blood"), and Jocelyn and Dawn.

Produced by Natalie Metzger and Vanishing Angle with Gulp Splash Productions.



Best Narrative Short Film: Würzburg International Film Festival 2018

Best International Short Film at the Roma Intl. Short Film Festival 2018

Best Direction at FUNCINEMA (Argentina) 2017

Best Lounge Short at the Napa Valley Film Festival 2017

Best Comedy at the Way Down Film Festival 2017

Audience Award at the Chicago Critics Film Festival 2017

Audience Award Runner-Up at the Shire Film Festival (Australia) 2017


Cleveland International Film Festival
LA Shorts International Film Festival
Athens International Film + Video Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
Virginia Film Festival San Diego International Film Festival
Brooklyn Short Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Film Fest Tucson
Indy Film Fest (Indianapolis)
Brno Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Séquence Short Film Festival (Toulouse, France)
Festival du Film Court d’Aigues Vives (France)
Women Media Arts and Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)