Why Wait Productions

The Why Wait Creators

Comedy duo Jahnnalee Randall and Gizmo the Chihuahua have been making films together since 2012. All projects have been written, directed, acted, produced & edited by Jahnnalee and, of course, Gizmo the Chihuahua has acted in them all! 


Most recently Why Wait Productions has been creating comedy short films on YouTube and TikTok where Jahnnalee acts all the human characters (15 total) along with doing all the crew work and post-production work which makes her a one 1/2 person show and crew as Gizmo basks in the limelight!


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Why Wait Productions has received 31 awards & nominations so far! Check out our most recent work and awards below. 

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Comedy Short Films

Explosive Birthday Party

Ever wondered why movies and television shows use duct tape on their victims? Check out the true reality of what would happen in real life if duct tape was actually used in this comedy web series that has accumulated over 5 Million Views on YouTube & TikTok. Created by the one 1/2 person show & crew, Jahnnalee, who acts all the human characters alongside her furry son Gizmo the Chihuahua.

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Watch on TikTok - Over 4 Million Views


~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

  • Finalist at the SCREAM it off SCREEN Film Competition

Scream it off Screen Short Film Competition

SCREAM it off SCREEN

Explosive Birthday Party and Narcissistic Date Night both aired on the big screen at The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota at SCREAM it off SCREEN a short film competition. All films run, without interruption, for at least 3 minutes. Once the 3-minute mark is reached, the audience will have permission to collectively summon the gong and scream it off screen. Gonged films will be disqualified from the competition. If the audience likes the film it will continue into the finalist round. Which both Explosive Birthday Party and Narcissistic Date Night advanced into the finals!

Narcissistic Date Night

Ever want to do a date night but it seems like your significant other has no desire to? Will the girlfriend in Narcissistic Date Night find within herself to get out of a crappy (and hilariously awful) narcissistic relationship and respect herself or will she stay with the emotional abuse of being shown that she doesn't matter.

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Watch on TikTok - Over 180,000 Views 


~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

• Finalist at the SCREAM it off SCREEN Film Competition 

(watch below to see the audience reaction to the film)

Audience Reaction to Narcissistic Date Night

This is the audience reaction to Narcissistic Date Night during the SCREAM it off SCREEN Film Competition at The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis. The short film proceeded into the Finalist round.

Quarantine Delivery

With the stay at home order for Covid-19 Jahnnalee and Gizmo figured they'd create a fun comedy short film about what you should do when you get a delivered package during a quarantine.

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Watch on TikTok - Over 85,000 Views 


~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

• Official Selection at Quarantine Film Festival New York 2020

Official Selection Quarantine Film Festival New York

Quarantine Film Festival New York

The comedy short film Quarantine Delivery received an official selection to be apart of the Quarantine Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY. For this festival you must film in the space you live in and only involve the people you stay with so Jahnnalee and Gizmo came up with a comedy idea of what people should do when they get a UPS package delivered during a pandemic. 

Fears Of Skydiving

Fears of Skydiving is a comedy short film where an irresponsible skydiving instructor brings up a group of fearful beginner skydivers. Once the airplane reaches 14,000 feet and the instructor opens the door all hell breaks loose. Jahnnalee acts all 5 of the human characters. 

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Watch on TikTok - Over 50,000 Views 

   

~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

• Winner 2nd place at Skydive Twin Cities FilmFest

Cinco De Mayo Quarantine

During a pandemic should you dwell on the fact you can't go out for Cinco de Mayo or make the most with what you have to celebrate the holiday for your chihuahua dog. To say the least, Gizmo was quite happy during this comedy sketch.

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua

Lost in Time

A military drama about what the families go through when their loved ones are overseas. Lost in Time received 13 awards & nominations for this touching 30-minute short film. 

  • Logline: While her fiancé fights overseas, a girl struggles to keep the seams of her world from unraveling at home, while a lost dog helps her embrace the future.
  • Writer, Director, Producer, & Editor: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Jahnnalee directed 13 cast members with 44 crew members & filmed within 6 days


Lost in Time Awards

Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Best Actress
Winner Award of Merit Best Shorts Competition
Best Short Feature Film Wellington Film Festival
Official Winner Around Films International Film Festival
Nominated Best Actress Featurette Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Nominated Mary Austin Award Excellence in Directing Featurette Idyllwild International Festival
Official Selection Great Lakes International Film Festival 2016
Nominated Mary Austin Award Excellence in Screenwriting Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Nominated Best Musical Score Featurette Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Official Selection LA Femme International Film Festival
Nominated Mary Austin Award Excellence in Producing Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Nominated Independent Spirit Award Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

2Fur1

A mockumentary web series where Jahnna moves to LA to become a famous actress. She books nothing but her dog, Gizmo, books all the auditions. 2Fur1 received 6 awards for this 11 episode comedy about the struggles of the Hollywood dream.

  • Writer, Director, Producer, & Editor: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Lead Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Jahnnalee directed 43 cast members with 30 crew members & filmed within 15 days

2Fur1 Awards

Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Best Web Series
Winner Best Web Series Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Best Webisode Independent Film Quarterly Film & Webisode Festival
Award Winner Lead Voice Actor LA Web Series Festival
Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Best Actress
Award Winner Supporting Actor LA Web Series Festival

Dating Disasters

Each episode is a complete stand-alone comedy sketch and there's 9 episodes total. Dating Disasters received 6 awards/nominations and the cover of Hollywood Vine Magazine for this comedy about the reality of the dating scene in today's world.

  • Writer, Director, Producer, & Editor: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Lead Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Jahnnalee directed 21 cast members with 20 crew members & filmed within 9 days

Dating Disasters Awards

Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Best Script
Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Grand Jury
Winner Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Audience Best Web Series
Nominated Best Web Series Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Official Selection Indie Night Film Festival
Official Selection HollyShorts Monthly Screenings

Pet Peeves

Web Series

Each episode is a complete stand-alone comedy sketch that deals with everyday Pet Peeves. In this web series, Jahnnalee Randall is a one 1/2 person show & crew where so does all the crew work and post-production work along with acting all the human characters (7 total), even the guys, alongside her furry son Gizmo the Chihuahua.

  • Crew & Post-Production: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua


~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

• Hollywood & Vine Film Festival Best Comedy Actress

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Hollywood & Vine Film Festival

Fake Pocket Dial

Comedy Short Film

The 2nd short film created by Why Wait Productions is called Fake Pocket Dial. When the going gets rough with attracting the ladies, an average guy creates the perfect plan with the fake pocket dial and starts getting good looking girls left and right. Will his luck run out or will this be the New Game to Dating!

  • Writer, Director, Producer, & Editor: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Jahnnalee directed 15 cast members with 6 Crew members & filmed within 4 days


~ FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ~ 

• Official Selection at Playhouse West Film Festival

Official Selection Playhouse West Film Festival Los Angeles

Playhouse West Film Festival

Puppies & Tiaras

Comedy Short Film

The first short film ever created by Why Wait Productions in 2012 was a parody of the hit TV show Toddlers & Tiaras. Puppies & Tiaras dives into the world of puppy pageantry, where the competition is ruff, but it’s the humans who are the real bitches. Jahnnalee couldn't afford lights for the 19-minute short film so she made the director call to shoot everything during magic hour. After releasing Puppies & Tiaras on YouTube it got the attention of Next Millennium Productions, a company out of New York, to showcase clips from the comedy short film on Animal Planet.  

  • Writer, Director, Producer, & Editor: Jahnnalee Randall
  • Lead Actors: Jahnnalee Randall & Gizmo the Chihuahua
  • Jahnnalee directed 22 human actors, 8 dog actors, had 6 crew members & filmed in 5 days only during magic hour which is less than 5 hours of actual shooting time 

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A Year In Pup Culture

Clips from Puppies & Tiaras were in A Year in Pup Culture which aired on Animal Planet. This hour-long episode showcased different adorable pups throughout the year in 2012. Gizmo was excited to see his furry face on the television screen! 


Dogster also wrote an article on Puppies & Tiaras which is the longest-running print publication for dog lovers, known for its love, care, humor, and knowledge of all things canine.