Directed by Lauren Wolkstein
Forced to play the role of "the hero" at his homecoming party, a traumatized teenage marine forms an unlikely bond with a rebellious young girl.
Writer: Jeff Sousa
Producer: Brigitte Liebowitz
Director of Photography: Ian Bloom
Editor: Lauren Wolkstein, Jeff Sousa, David Andalman
Cast: Jonathan Orsini, Emily Morden, Andrew VanDusen, Michelle Sims
Total Running Time: 13 min
Capture Format: RED
Lauren Wolkstein was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland by her mother, a schoolteacher, and her father, a colonel in the Air Force who served in several wars, including the Gulf War and the current Iraq War. Lauren received her B.A. in computer science from Duke University and won the Duke Undergraduate Filmmaker Award. Lauren lived in Los Angeles for a year assisting film producer Chris Hanley at Muse Productions ("The Virgin Suicides," "American Psycho," "Buffalo '66"). She is one of the recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Movie Network Student Filmmaker Award for her first short film at Columbia, "We Three." Her last short film, "Dandelion Fall," won awards at several film festivals last year and was picked up for distribution by Wolfe Releasing. Currently, Lauren is in her fourth year at Columbia University's School of the Arts working towards her M.F.A. in Film Directing, as well as writing and developing two feature films. Brigitte Liebowitz (producer) received the RHI Entertainment Producers Development Award for "Cigarette Candy," and the film is fiscally sponsored by IFP.