Having reached the lowest point in his life, a self-destructive man on the brink of demise receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. Could this be the beginning of a new reality?

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Shawn Christensen
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Complete credited cast:
Shawn Christensen ... Richie
Fatima Ptacek ... Sophia
Kim Allen ... Maggie
Dana Segal ... Gabby
Kirsten Holly Smith ... Cathy
Helga Athineos Helga Athineos ... Lady
Gino Patti ... Bowler
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Sadly, having reached the lowest point in his life and on the brink of demise, the self-destructive outcast, Richie, desperately wants out. However, as nothing is over yet, an unexpected call from his estranged sister, Maggie, offers a new lease of life, even though it is only a fleeting one. Strange as it may seem--as Richie is the last person she would ever call--a distraught Maggie needs Richie, of all the people, to look after her young daughter, Sophia, for the night. However, as the two alienated relatives timidly reconnect under New York's silvery night lights, much to their surprise, a subtle and delicate relationship will start to bloom. Could this be the beginning of a new reality? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13

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Employed an unusual post production technique known as a "film intermediate". The film was shot digitally with a Red camera and after editorial was printed to 35mm negative stock and rescanned for a digital intermediate. The process adds realistic film grain and color to digitally shot films. See more »

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Sophia: Here's a list of appropriate places you're allowed to take me. If you take me somewhere that is not on the list there'll be hell to pay. Here's some money for you to spend on me and on me only. If you spend it on anything else - like drugs - there'll be hell to pay. You're not allowed in the apartment until you drop me off at ten-thirty. If I'm not back home by ten-thirty on the dot, there'll be hell to pay.
Richie: Well, I'm glad we got that out of the way. My name is Richard and I am your uncle.
Sophia: I ...
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We'll Meet Again
Written by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles
Performed by Vera Lynn
Published by Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
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Speaks for some of us
12 November 2018 | by spookydreamerbooSee all my reviews

Someone who knew I was a bit battered by life told me to seek out and watch this short, and I'm so glad they did, because it went under my radar.

Without spoilers I can only say that it captures the feeling of being at the last saloon, and how the smallest thing can make you go one way or another. Trust me on this.

Shawn Christensen deserves so much praise for his understated performance as well as doing pretty much everything else, and what a find Fatima Ptacek is. A solid double header of talent.

Everyone I know that has seen it talks about the fantasy ( or is it ) sequence, that great tune, and the sureal scene in an otherwise dark tale.

Bottom line: WOW. It really is a ten out of ten. 20 minutes of your life, what have you got to loose.


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Release Date:

4 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Curfew See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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