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Synopsis: FOR MURIEL is a multiple award winning short film about Elaine and Helen, two older ladies, and their younger friend, Jenn, as they plot a bank robbery. Because none of them has ever robbed a bank, they each suggest a different movie to model their robbery on.




Not Rated



Run Time

14 minutes


Mindy Sterling (Helen)
Concetta Tomei (Elaine)
Rakefet Abergel (Jenn)
Luke Loving (Jason)

Directed by

Lea-Beth Shapiro

Written by

Rebecca Shapiro

Produced by

Lea-Beth Shapiro


Eros Cartechini

Production Designer

Devynne Lauchner


Seamus Tierney

Prod. Company

Not Even the Chair Productions - noteventhechair.com

Director's Bio

REBECCA SHAPIRO is an award-winning writer and director for her short films FOR MURIEL and I’M HERE. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she began her career at Polygram Records focusing on alternative marketing, before moving on to MTV where she helped re-design their online presence. An accomplished photographer, she has directed and produced documentaries ranging in subject matter from the revival of Burlesque to the struggle of our injured Military Veterans as they strive for Paralympic triumph. She has directed, produced and edited corporate branding and reality television for Pilgrim Films and Television, the Concept Farm, and Lotus Pictures.


Chicago Comedy Festival - United States - 2018

Best Ensemble Short Film (Mindy Sterling, Concetta Tomei, Rakefet Abergel, Luke Loving, Marc Winnick, J.J. Boone, Kelsey Caesar, Jules Bruff, Melissa Hellman, Justus Delgado)


Independent Shorts Awards - United States - 2019

Best Comedy Short

Southern Shorts Awards - United States - 2018

Award of Excellence: Directing, Best Comedy

Official selection

Manchester Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2018

Bentonville Film Festival - United States - 2018

Montclair Film Festival - United States - 2018

Santa Monica International Film Festival - United States - 2018

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - United States - 2018

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