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Synopsis: Two exes attempt to reconnect, unaware they each have something to hide.



Run Time

6 minutes


Liana Sonenclar (Claire)
Daniel Kirby (Josh)
Ana Moioli (Partner)

Directed by

John Robert Hammerer

Written by

Liana Sonenclar

Produced by

Daniel Kirby

Edited by

Daniel Lewinstein


Jennifer Rowekamp


Stephen Roll

Director's Statement

I spent a significant portion of my twenties in a reckless, ultimately disastrous love triangle, one whose final collapse cost me one of the closest relationships I ever had. I found myself sifting through the wreckage, struggling to move on, during the pandemic – a time when many people were asking, in many different ways, if we could go back to the way things were. I first read Liana’s script while facing this turmoil, and I immediately realized I had an opportunity to provide some much-needed catharsis – for myself and others. Whether my team and I succeeded will be left up to the audience, but I know that “To Be Honest” is by far the most personal film I have yet made.

Director's Bio

John Robert Hammerer has been fascinated by films and filmmaking ever since wearing out a VHS tape of “Fantasia” while under the influence of chickenpox. He pursued this passion at Emerson College and New York University, ultimately receiving a B.F.A. in Film/Television from the latter. He has directed four short films, edited film, television, and web content, and worked as an assistant editor and dailies technician for clients such as HBO, CBS, and Netflix. When not at work, he can be found somewhere in New York City reading, listening to music, or taking long walks.

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