Something like loneliness

Something Like Loneliness is a short film directed by Seth and Ben Epstein, based on the award winning play by Ryan Dowler. Something Like Loneliness is world premiering at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.



Upstairs-downstairs neighbors Dan and Mia have never met, but the thin floor between their apartments offers its own kind of intimacy. In an alternative reality where sounds – and the sensory memories that accompany them – can be captured in food storage containers, Dan approaches Mia with a proposal. He offers some of the sounds of his life in exchange for some of the sounds of hers. As their surreal exchange unfolds, they visit the sounds that have defined their romantic relationships for good and ill, and wonder if the most difficult memories are meant to be shared.

Screening times


June 6, 6:00 pm | OG&E Theater at Harkins Bricktown Cinema

June 9, 7:30 pm | American Fidelity Theater at Harkins Bricktown Cinema

Oak cliff

June 8, 1:15 pm | Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dances with films

June 15, 2:45 pm, Comp Shorts GRP 2

Palm Springs international

June 19, 4:45 pm | Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

Snake alley

Film Block 3 | Schedule


CAst and crew





Seth Epstein 512-529-1220
Ben Epstein 214-288-4981