Synopsis: An LGBTQ story about the struggles that come with an adolescent knowing they are gay, but not yet out. Everyone’s journey and process is different, and sometimes, it’s not always easy to navigate. Especially for Sadie, who has only told her best friend about her sexuality. What begins as a normal day quickly turns to chaos when she accidentally sends a love confessing text to Jess, her shift captain and crush. Now, she must decide how to deal with the message that Jess will inevitably read, all while balancing her deckhand duties. The trip across the bay ensues, and Sadie’s internal struggles are rampant as she copes with the fact that she may have outed herself before she is ready.
Alexandria Benford (Jess)
Jimmy Brewer (Mike)
Writer/Director – Lindsey Ryan: Lindsey is a filmmaker born and raised on Long Island and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She started her freelance career at the early age of thirteen, where she interned as a camera PA on the MTV Show One Bad Choice. Her credits have since grown to include Oscar nominated documentaries, several network and streaming series, major brand commercials and several short form narrative productions.
After graduating from Hofstra University with a BS in Film and Television, she began working for, and receiving mentorship from, critically acclaimed director Reed Morano. Lindsey is now directing commercials and developing narrative projects for a New York based production company, Rebel Motion.
Her recent producer credit includes SEASICK, an LGBTQ short film about a ferry deckhand who sends a love-confessing text message, which was shot entirely on a boat on the Great South Bay. The film stars Pauline Chalamet and has gone one to play festivals such as Outfest, DC Shorts and won several awards including Best 1st Time Director, Best Actress, and Best LGBTQ Short.