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When We Lived in Miami

With a hurricane threatening to destroy her way of life, "When We Lived in Miami" is a hypnotic short about the lengths one woman will go to keep her family from falling apart. Stylistically similar to Seimetz's critically acclaimed and SXSW award winning feature film "Sun Don't Shine", "When We Lived in Miami" was produced by Borscht Corp ("The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke") during tropical storm Isaac. Using the real life storm to great effect, writer-director-star Amy Seimetz (HBO's "Family Tree") crafts a simple yet haunting narrative that is deeply felt and powerfully realized. Featuring AJ Bowen and six year old new comer Fiona D'Avis, the short was filmed on super 16mm by Jay Keitel.

Director: Amy Seimetz

Executive Producer: Lucas Leyva, Jonathan David Kane

Producer: Andrew Hevia,

Screenwriter: Amy Seimetz

Cinematographer: Jay Keitel

Editor: Amy Seimetz

Production Designer: Monica Peña

Sound Designer: Ben Huff

Music: Ben Lovett

Additional Credits: Production Sound: Neil McCoun, Assistant Camera: Daniel J Rosenberg

Principal Cast: Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Fiona D'Avis


An actress and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz won the the 2012 SXSW Chicken and Egg directing award for her feature film "Sun Don't Shine". This year she appears in four films: "Pit Stop", "Upstream Color", "#PostModem" and "When We Lived in Miami". She also stars in Christopher Guest's upcoming HBO Series "Family Tree" and in season 3 of AMC's "The Killing".

Public Film Contact
Lucas Leyva
Borscht Corp.