Film Synopsis: Julia goes to her writing professor Annie’s house. The two women are friendly and discuss their commitment to the #MeToo movement but things get complicated when Annie asks Julia to make some changes in her short story while Rosita, the Mexican housekeeper, seems to know the secret that is brewing.
Trailer is here.
A SHORT STORY, short, 14min, 2019 – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10112442/
2019 LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)
2019 OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist)
2019 SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL (Honorary Mention)
2019 INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS (Best Director, Best Original Story)
2020 HOLLYSHORTS (Official Selection)
2020 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)
2020 ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS (Finalist)
2020 INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Best Director)
2020 GLOBAL SHORTS (Special Mention)
2020 MONTREAL INDIE SHORT FILM AWARDS (Best Director, Best Lead Actress – Magdalena Edwards)
2020 VENICE SHORTS (Best Original Story, Best Cinematography, Best Director)
2020 TORONTO SHORT FILM CHANNEL (Official Selection)
2020 LAGO FILM FEST (Official Selection)
2020 LOS ANGELES DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)
2020 FILM IN FOCUS (Official Selection)
2020 ICFF – ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)
2020 NEW WAVE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Honorable Mention)
2021 PREMI DAVID DI DONATELLO (Official Selection)
2021 jellyFEST Film Festival (Finalist)
2021 TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF CIFT (Official Selection)
A SHORT STORY was filmed in Los Angeles with a tiny budget and a small, but very motivated, cast and crew. The film centers on three women — one professor, who is married with children and a husband and a beautiful house; one student who has her whole future in front of her and presumably can be anything she wants; and one housekeeper, a woman of color with her own complex past, present, and future. The three women exert their power in different ways, and it is unclear who wins and who loses.