Make sure to watch "You're Alive" at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th at 7:30pm. Director's Statement: "One of my earliest lessons in life was when my dad taught me about Murphy's Law. I must have been about 5 years old. I don't remember why exactly he brought it up--I think he was having trouble fixing the training wheels on my bike--but it stuck with me. The concept that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong (and just the broader concept of irony in general), I think, informed a lot of my world view growing up. It certainly played a big role in developing my sense of humor. I learned very early on that there's a thin line between comedy and tragedy, and I try to practice walking it everyday. I think that's what drew me to Michael's script for "You're Alive." Michael's got a knack for capturing just the right mixture of comedy and tragedy in everyday situations. He makes you feel for the characters just as much as you laugh at them, and that's not always easy. What I love most about this little short is that it makes a good point: even though all your best efforts to do the right thing will probably end up going wrong, do it anyway - it might be worth it. Murphy's Law be damned."