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Synopsis: The secret yearnings of a child for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.

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5 minutes


Adam Sieswerda

Directed by

Amy Jenkins

Produced by

Amy Jenkins

Edited by

Amy Jenkins


Amy Jenkins

Director's Statement

Wishes was built from my mom-cam archive, that common well of annual birthday moments that derive their power collectively over time. This short film has evolved into a collaborative, feature-length documentary with teenage Adam. We will trace the transition of Adam from pre-pubescent Audrey to evolving-young-man Adam in an exploration of what characterizes “maleness” for today’s gender-redefining youth. Adam’s Apple anticipated release is 2023.

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