Christina and Keith are childhood friends who see each other at a mutual friend's birthday party. They recall old memories and find themselves seeing each other in a new way.


Emily Kirk


Emily Kirk
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Emily Kirk ... Christina
Christian Sullivan Christian Sullivan ... Keith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Fain Ashley Fain ... Party Guest #2
Michelle Gernon Michelle Gernon ... Esther
Byron David Gonzalez Byron David Gonzalez ... Party Guest #7
Brandon Intelligator Brandon Intelligator ... Party Guest #4
Devin Johnson ... Dave
June Lee June Lee ... Party Guest #3
Logan Martin Logan Martin ... Johann
Madeleine Perez Madeleine Perez ... Party Guest #5
Kimberly Sherid Kimberly Sherid ... Party Guest #1
Daniel Todd Daniel Todd ... Geoff
Nikki Vanbroekhuizen Nikki Vanbroekhuizen ... Party Guest #8


Christina and Keith are childhood friends who see each other one evening at a mutual friend's birthday party. While they recall memories, a song comes on that they once danced to and they find themselves seeing each other in a new way. This is a short film that was written, directed, produced and starring Emily Kirk.

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Some things never change. Some things change everything.


Short | Romance

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Charming love story
22 July 2020 | by jadejadewangSee all my reviews

I watched the happenstance short at a screening several months ago and very excited it is getting the recognition it deserves in film festivals. This is a love story featuring unique characters realizing a relatable feeling of rekindling a connection when the time is right, which so often happens in unexpected moments! Beautiful shots, sensitive, and deeply romantic. It's full of nostalgia, sweetness, and American spirit. I am really really hoping to see this as a full feature film!

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14 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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