Oh Crappy Day

It’s a classic love triangle — a boy, a girl, a pair of hands.



On a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low. "Oh Crappy Day" has played at more than 35 film festivals, winning 11 awards along the way. Watch now for free on Amazon.

"Wonderfully acted, beautifully shot, and subtly directed." 

– Bob Celli, DelanoCelli Productions

"Quirky, nuanced, and ultimately a delight."

– Louis Hunter, Ogopogo Film Company




Jordan Estes (Jared)

A North Carolina native, Jordan Estes studied Acting at Greensboro College. Since graduating, he has starred in several short films as well as a number of film school productions in L.A. Estes currently lives in Chattanooga, where he co-founded the Chattanooga Film Collective. 

Jess Barbour (Katie)

Jess Barbour is a Raleigh actor with more than 100 credits, including commercials, television projects, and feature films. She earned a B.F.A. in Theater from Elon University and recently completed a course of study at the prestigious William Esper Studio in Manhattan.




Jon Lance Bacon
Writer & Director

Jon Lance Bacon came to filmmaking by way of literary study, after earning a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Flannery O’Connor and Cold War Culture, published by Cambridge University Press, as well as essays on film noir, apocalyptic fiction, and horror comics. 


Steven P. Neilson

Having worked in business for more than two decades, Steve Neilson brings his experience in operations and corporate planning to his role as producer. As a co-founder of Dagtype Films with Bacon, Neilson is able to combine his managerial expertise with his lifelong love of movies.

Peyton Lea
DP & Editor

Peyton Lea studied filmmaking at Elon University. Since graduating, he has traveled the world to shoot a variety of film and video projects. See his work at Peyton Lea Productions

Richard Walters Sound Design

From the White House to the jungles of Palau, Rich Walters has provided sound for commercials, documentaries, and feature films. Learn more about his work at Rich Sound.

David Wimbish Composer

David Wimbish is a multi-instrumental musician. He performs solo and with his orchestral-folk band The Collection, whose music has been featured on NPR, The A.V. Club, and American Songwriter.



Building on the short film's success, Bacon and Neilson will begin production of a feature-length version in 2017. Watch the video below to learn more about their journey from award-winning short to groundbreaking feature, then sign up for the "Oh Crappy Newsletter" to stay updated on production.