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Synopsis: Inspired by a true story. Anna is battling the beginning stages of dementia at an assisted living facility in the days following the statewide quarantine. No longer able to receive visits from her family, she is forced to spend time with them via Zoom, which proves to be difficult. Anna battles the loneliness of her everyday routine and her fading memory, as she struggles to find human connection through technology. Before she knows it, the only consistent thing in her life is her caretaker.

Language

English

Run Time

14 minutes

Starring

Marla Gibbs (Anna)
Angela Gibbs (Irene)
Kim Hawthorne (Mary)
Elijah Weicks (Daniel)
Letia Solomon (Erika)

Directed by

c. Craig

Written by

Dylan Filingeri

Produced by

Ayanna McKnight

Composer

Matthew Head

Cinematographer

Christopher Hernandez

Director's Statement

Alone Together was created 100% remotely utilizing the arts and talents of the involved filmmakers, each of whom communicated exclusively over Zoom during the making of this film. Despite the obstacles and arduous circumstances, they each chose to make art. Great films have the ability to bring comfort to us, make us look inward, and show us something about ourselves. It is our hope that this film does just that.

Director's Bio

c. Craig is a writer and director from New Orleans’ 7th Ward neighborhood. The voice, attitude, style, and imagination of his hometown are present in his wide-ranging work. His unique stories tackle family dynamics, death, and embarking on difficult journeys. He is also the recipient of the George Lucas Scholarship and received the Edward Small Award in Writing as well as Directing while working toward his MFA at USC School of Cinematic Arts. c. Craig is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University with a BA in Film Studies, who’s visual style is heavily influenced by French and Japanese cinema. c. Craig also studied directing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. c. Craig’s work as a writer, director, and producer has received distinction from Tribeca, American Black Film Festival, The Blacklist, Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Sundance Episodic Lab, the Nicholl Fellowship, in addition to the Award in Screenwriting from Columbia. c. Craig’s directorial debut, a GIRL premiered at Austin Film Festival in 2018.

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2021

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