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Synopsis: A woman, confronting her past after her wealthåy husband’s death, must turn to the one person she thinks she can trust; her stepson, but the young man’s feelings for her might push them both into a complex life they can’t survive.

Language

English

Run Time

21 minutes

Starring

Al Sapienza (Bruce)
Lou Martini Jr. (Chucky)
Alicia Harding (Sarah)
Connor Vasile (Ben)

Produced by

Ahmet Bidav

Edited by

Luke Delahanty

Cinematographer

Niav Conty

Director's Bio

Niav Conty’s films span darkly humorous investigations of the transgressive and taboo, intimate and troubling coming-of-age portraits, acutely contemporary sci-fi, and cutting-edge Machinima. She is an active freelance director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor in New York City.
Niav attended Skidmore College on a full scholarship for music performance, lived in China as a student of classical painting and calligraphy, and worked as an actor in New York. She moved to France to begin making films, where she studied with Boris Lehman and Pedro Costa, and worked closely for many years with Oscar-winning maverick director Joseph Strick (1923-2010). She returned to New York in 2010 to study with avant-garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman (1950- 2015) and complete her M.F.A. at City College.
She is a recipient of the Kodak Award for cinematography, and the 2013 Princess Grace Award. Her 2014 short Outworld won the NBR award for best short, the Cityvisions best short, best editing and production design, as well as Best Machinima at the New Media Film Festival in L.A. Her 2016 short Joy Ride won best director at the Reno Tahoe film festival. Small Time, her recent feature shot in rural Pennsylvania is beginning it’s festival run at Cinequest, Santa Fe independent, Saint Louis International, and Whistler Film Festival. She is currently in production on her newest feature, Person Woman Man Camera Tv, about an interracial couple disintegrating during the 2020 pandemic.

Country of Origin

USA

Production Year

2020

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