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Synopsis: A classmate’s party offers a chance to relax with one’s peers and grow closer to a crush. But for Emily, what should have been a fun evening leaves her reeling from the trauma of a sexual assault. To her continued horror, her feelings of shame and violation manifest on her body as deforming scars. When she attends school the following Monday, she is confronted by the crushing and pervasive nature of consent issues and one small consolation: you are not alone.







Run Time

11 minutes


Johanna McGinley (Emily)
Julia Langholt (Sam)
Mary Beth Synk (Mother)
Shawn Knox (Jack)
Mario Beverly (Marc)
Christopher Meigs (Nerdy Guy)

Directed by

Robbie Barnes

Written by

Nonie Shiverick

Produced by

Nonie Shiverick

Edited by

James Neyman


Eli Manos
Michael Anticoli


Paul Moore

Prod. Company

One Eye Wilde - www.oneeyewilde.com

Director's Bio

Robbie grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in the neighborhood of Slavic Village. It was after watching ‘The Terminator,’ she knew from a young age that she wanted to be in movies when she ‘grew up.’

She started theater and film classes in college where she wrote and directed several projects, as well as booked her first lead role as Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting For Godot.’ The next few years were devoted to stage work and honing in on her abilities. She performed in plays such as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, MacBeth, Dracula, Our Town, and The Crucible. Then she signed with Docherty Talent Agency in Cleveland and has been in numerous commercial spots both nationally and locally. Robbie has also been in several independent films and was able to share the screen with stars such as Gillian Jacobs, Dee Wallace, Busy Philipps, Addy Miller, R.A. Mihailoff, Parrish Randall, Kevin Sizemore, and Keith Coogan.

Robbie is now the CEO of her production company, Perfect Holiday Productions, where she writes, directs, and edits horror, thriller, and fantasy films. She has won several awards for her work at various film festivals.


IndieFEST Film Awards - United States - 2020

Award of Merit - Women Filmmakers (Scales, Robbie Barnes, Nonie Shiverick)

One-Reeler Short Film Competition - United States - 2020

Award of Merit (Scales, Robbie Barnes, Nonie Shiverick)

Indie Short Fest - United States - 2020

Best Original Screenplay (Scales, Nonie Shiverick)

Screen Power Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2020

Best Drama Short Film (Scales, Robbie Barnes, Nonie Shiverick)

Global Short Festival - United States - 2020

Award of Excellence (Scales, Robbie Barnes, Nonie Shiverick)


Indie Short Fest - United States - 2020

Best Women Short

IndieX Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Drama Short

IndieX Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Original Screenplay

Official selection

Cleveland International Film Festival - United States - 2020

We Make Movies International Film Festival - United States - 2020

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2020

LA Independent Film Festival - United States - 2021

Oaxaca Film Festival - Mexico - 2021

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year


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