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Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, hardened survivor Tisa finds something extremely valuable from the past. The rival gangs of marauders are looking for it too.



Run Time

11 minutes


Tisa Howard (Tisa)

Directed by

Jackeline Tejada

Produced by

Max Samu
Matthew Mendelson

Director's Statement

A “proustian moment” is described as the sudden, involuntary evocation of an autobiographical memory, including a range of related sensory and emotional expressions.

A small pleasure can offer us an oasis during troubling times. Since I was a child, visions of a destitute world have haunted me. How would we cope as humans without any hope of respite? I wrote and directed this film about a woman holding onto her humanity in a desperate world. What would she do in order to save the memory of better times?

Memoria was shot at Fort Tilden in New York City on February 15 & 16, 2020. Immediately after principle photography, Covid-19 was about to change our lives. The pickup shoot was on March 15 the day NYC shut down. I edited the film under lockdown and managed the departments of post production (Visual Effects, Music, Sound Mix and Color Correction) remotely. I lived blocks away from Elmhurst Hospital the epicenter of the epicenter at the time. It was uncertain and frightening, but I remained singularly focused on completing the film.

Director's Bio

Jackeline is a first generation Colombian-American film editor turned director.
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