Directed by

Tessa Blake



Written by

Tessa Blake & Ian Williams


Story by

Ian Williams




Peri Gilpin

Jake Johannsen

Caitlin Zambito

Cole Jensen



Melissa Tang

Noel Arthur

Aedra Ho


Produced by

Catherine Dent & Grace Santos Feeney


Co-Produced by

Stasia Droze



Jim Jost



Cristina Rackoff


Production Designer

Shamim Seifzadeh



Costume Designer

Deanna Marie Saul


Costume Consultant

Victoria Auth


Consulting Producer

Cynthia Granger


Associate Producer

Brent Austin Knight


Casting Director

Lisa Zagoria




First Assistant Director

Li Lu


Second Assistant Director

Allan Aguilar


2nd Second Assistant Director

Jeremy Chang


Script Supervisor

Cheryl Starbuck




Camera Operator

Jason Goebel


First Assistant Camera

Lex Rawlins


Second Assistant Camera

Christy Friers



Michael Hubbard

Colleen Marshall


Still Photographer

Stasia Droze





David Klassen


Best Boy

Kyle Behrens



Chad Buning


Key Grip

Anthony Yamamoto



David Libertella


Grip / Driver

Eric Hunter




Make-up Department Supervisor

Jennifer Zide-Essex


Key Make-up

Laura Monteleone


Key Hair

Dana Kelley




Assistant Editors

Yuri Chernykh

Sophie Worm


Digital Colorist

Derek Hansen


Sound Editor and Designer

Laurent Kossayan


Re-recording Mixer

Elliot Tyson


Production Sound Mixer

Scott Stolz


Boom Operators

Michelle Guasto

Dyami Kerr


Art Director

Heather Shephard


Prop Master

Paulina Bugembe


Costume Assistants

Sandra Wasche

Joyce Tom


Assistant to Director

Jack O'Shea


Office PA

Ellen Esling


Key Set PA

Dyami Kerr


Production Assistants

Alberto Mazzotta

Connor Falson

Courtney Klembara

Eleonora Mozzi

Jessica Jazayeri

Marco Fabbro

Stephanie Acosta

Tanya Gillette

Toyin Giwa


Studio Teacher

Amber York



Full Moon Pickles, Jen Smith, Steve Saenz


Craft Service

Gary Matosian


Background Performers

(in three columns)

Samy Abdulahad

Stella Ademiluyi

Dila Andersen

Sophie Avedikian

Camille Banville

Beau Bassewitz

Ricardo Benavides

John Bohan

Haley Brown

Morgan Cavanaugh

Chia Yu Chen

Nikki Cicurel

Drew Wheeler

Armond Dorsey

Jessica Escobar

Adrian Gomez

Mike Graham

Jeanette Hattan

Blake Hubler

Ephraim Hui

Leslie Ivy

Cate Jo

Veronica Johnson

Doug Kiphut

Sarah Klein

Gabriel Lawrence

Stina Lundberg

Gabriela Macera

Michael Martin

Natasha Maslova

Lena Maslova

Kanika Mehta

Molly Moore

Catherine Pineda

Nicolas Quinten

Geraldine Ramos

William Rabiej

Kalyn Rivers

Dana Robie

Suellen Romani

Hiair Salvador

Terra Scott

Annie Sims

Greg Sims

Shaniece Smith

Kayla Sokolowski

Suvi Sola

Jessica Strong

Mariela Ticas

Jenny Torgerson

Marian Wer

Emily Yan

Joel  Zegna

Ty Anaya

Rene Bremond

William Carson III

George Clarke

Gretchen Dickason

Debra Eckloff

Winifred Elam

Gigi Glynn

Jonesey Harp

Ramiro Huerta

Piankhi Iknaton

Houston Isabelle

Laura Juilly

Kaisli Kaprielle

Dominic Lee

Melissa Monroy

Angelica Neece

Rhoda Pell

David Perez

John Rodiger

Jay Suzara II

Magaly Varela






Big Sky Edit – Chris Franklin, Cheryl Panek, Agnes Gunawan

Mark Gethin, Amanda Ornelas and MPC   

Michele Gan and Serves You Right Catering

Poleng Hong, Caron Haley, and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Anthony Medina    Deb Aquila    Geoffrey Nauffts    Cynthia Silver

Monica Nordaus        David Petrarca        Jason Lyon

Lucy Blake-Williams        Noah & Colette Jost        Debbie Merlin

Rob & Gaby Greenberg        Daisy von Scherler Mayer     Salem Suber


All our IndieGoGo Contributors


Patty West, Trilby Beresford, Joe Petricca, Chris Schwartz, Nicole Ettinger, Terra Abroms, Denise Brassard, James West, Robert Myrtle, Robert Vaughn, Justin La Forge, Zach Moller


To the Directing Workshop for Women 2014, the women who preceded us, and the women who will follow, I am honored to be among you.




Amy Barrett & Jonathan Lethem

Emma Hewitt & Jason Isaacs

Jason Lyon & Tim Hartley



Sandra T. Blake

Louis & Sophie Girard

David Petrarca

Richard & Carole Williams





Courtesy of APM



Written by Linda Worsley

Performed by Rosewood Studio Orchestra

Courtesy of Redmesa Music



Written by Ian Williams

Performed by eastcoast

Courtesy of Strike Music




Edited on an Avid

HD Equipment courtesy of Sony Corporation of America

Lenses courtesy of Clairmont Camera

Camera Dollies by Chapman / Leonard Studio Equipment Inc.

Grip and Electric Equipment by Castex Rentals Inc.



The characters and events depicted in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


This motion picture is the property of the American Film Institute and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.



A Project of the Directing Workshop for Women at AFI



Funded by:

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Jean Picker Firstenberg

Jean Picker Firstenberg Endowment

Nancy Malone

The Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation

Sony Corporation of America

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation

Roz Wyman

And other generous corporations and individuals committed to providing

opportunities for women in the media arts



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American Film Institute