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The Lawler Brothers release debut short film ‘Good Samaritans’

Courtesy of Vintelnus Productions

After premiering “Good Samaritans” at Film Fest 919 in October, the Lawler Brothers’ debut short film is now available for the world to see.

Vintelnus Productions released the short on its YouTube channel and across its social media platforms on Saturday. Check it out below!

Jake Lawler, co-founder of Inside The Film Room, and his brother Conor Lawler, a film student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, co-wrote, produced and starred in the short film, which follows two men from different walks of life who debate the homeless crisis in America before heading off to work. The short is directed by Nick Stathopoulos, founder of Vintelnus Productions.

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to share our film with you all,” Jake Lawler said Saturday. “It’s been a long journey and after the success at Film Fest 919, we only became more grateful for the opportunity to show more people. We hope you all enjoy it!”

To hear more from Jake, Conor and Nick about “Good Samaritans” and the creative process behind the short film, tune in to this week’s episode of Inside The Film Room.

“Good Samaritans” is now available on YouTube.

Episode 100: "Good Samaritans" Interview + 2007 Movie Draft Inside The Film Room

It's the 100th episode of Inside The Film Room and the whole crew is here! Zach and Johnny break down "WandaVision" Episode 7, then they're joined by Nick Stathopoulos and Jake and Conor Lawler to discuss their new short film "Good Samaritans." Finally, Josh Martin joins the guys for the 2007 Movie Draft!1:10 – Episode 100! ||14:30 – “WandaVision” Episode 7 Discussion (Spoilers) ||31:25 – Interview with The Lawler Brothers and Nick Stathopoulos on “Good Samaritans” ||1:20:05 – The 2007 Movie Draft with Josh Martin ||Make sure to follow Inside The Film Room on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube for all the latest movie news (@insidefilmroom), and be sure to subscribe and rate/review five stars wherever you get your podcasts!GOOD SAMARITANS:
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Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Charlotte, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for

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