Director, Producer, Writer
Written and directed by Jay Holben
Another short film done with Los Angeles director's collective Group101, Holben decided to "up-the-ante" with his own personal challenge and shoot a 12-page script that takes place fully on a small yacht at sea with four characters - all in one day with no crew. "Turbulent Seas " was written by Holben, loosely based on a sailing trip to the North Coronado Islands off the coast of Mexico when rigging problems caused a near crash into the jagged rocks of the small islands.
There were only 6 people on board the 42' Catalina yacht, the four actors: Tonya Ivey, Mark Russell, Anthony Backman and Katrina Rochelle. The crew was Holben and his 1st AD Cate Eckenrode.