officialexitbagposterPhilip Canton has lost the will to live. The pain and depression caused by the death of his wife and soulmate, Margo, has pushed him to explore ways to end his miserable existence. After researching suicide methods, he settles on what appears to be a peaceful and easy way out. But what awaits him on the other side?

Welcome to the website for our indie short film The Exit Bag. We are currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit. Check back often for news and info on future film festival screenings.


The Exit Bag will screen during the Red Dirt Film Festival in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Friday, March 6th at the Stillwater Public Library auditorium (1107 S. Duck St) between 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

The Exit Bag will screen during the Sunny Side Up Film Festival in Miami, Oklahoma on Friday, March 20th at the historic Coleman Theater (103 N. Main St) at 7:30 PM.



Cast and crew on the red carpet after the premiere of The Exit Bag at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Mike Pickering, Ashley Pickering, Katharine Marie Espinosa, Juan Expinosa (director) and Ron Hervey (producer/writer)

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Scene Reads on October 29, 2017. This is the first meeting of the cast. Clockwise around the table: Austen Naron, Ashley Pickering, Dalen Hobbs, Mike Pickering, Katharine Marie Espinosa, Juan Espinosa.

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The Exit Bag subject deals with suicide. Even though the movie is a dark comedy, the cast and crew does not take suicide lightly. Suicide is a very serious matter that should be dealt with immediately. If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. All lives matter.