The Mess He Made

"The Mess He Made" tracks a man for the 15 minutes that he spends waiting for the results of a Rapid HIV Test - from the moment his blood sample gets taken to the moment he finds out if he's positive. It’s a character study that emerges slowly out of minutiae – a hurried cigarette in the parking lot, an awkward phone call, a forgotten errand – that together offer a poignant glimpse into a life on the verge of collapse.




Director:  Matthew Puccini
Producer:  Tyler Rabinowitz, Matthew Puccini
Screenwriter: Matthew Puccini
Cinematographer: Brandon Roots
Editor: Henry Hayes
Production Designer: Christina O'Neil
Sound Designer: Will Mayo, Arjun Sheth
Music: Emma Kate
Principal Cast: Max Jenkins, Maya Piel, Zenzi Williams, Andrew Raia, Will Krisanda, Jack Sochet, Sean Higgins
Additional Credits: Casting Director: Freya Krasnow, Foley Artist: Joanna Fang, Assistant Director: Edgar Nevarez, Production Manager: Chloe Jury-Fogel, Gaffer: Robert Newman, First Assistant Camera: Renee Mao, 2nd Assistant Camera: John Carges, Key Grip: Levi Sherman, Sound Mixer: Brian Blum, Boom Operators: Nick Dalessio, Brian Ryu


Public Film Contact
Matthew Puccini
Long Neck Productions
Publicity Contact
Tyler Rabinowitz
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 10 mins