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Short Term 12


"Short Term 12" is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr). But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Executive Producer: Frederick W. Green, Douglas Stone, David Kaplan

Producer: Asher Goldstein, Maren Olson, Joshua Astrachan, Ron Najor

Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton

Cinematographer: Brett Pawlak

Editor: Nat Sanders

Production Designer: Rachel Myers

Sound Designer: Onnalee Blank

Music: Joel P West

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Nathan Kelly, M. Elizabeth Hughes, Amanda Johnson-Zetterstrom

Principal Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield, Kevin Hernandez, Melora Walters, Stephanie Beatriz, Lydia Du Veaux, Alex Calloway


Destin Daniel Cretton’s short film, "Short Term 12", won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The feature, “Short Term 12", from the same subject matter, was awarded a Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Destin's feature film debut, “I Am Not a Hipster”, premiered at Sundance in 2012.

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