Nina is a young, introspective girl, who is blossoming to understand the world and mold her own perceptions. Her neighbor Regina, is a middle-aged woman who is crass and even sometimes vulnerable.

During a babysitting session, Regina takes the opportunity to explain to Nina the world of intimacy and love. From Regina’s twisted allegory, we begin to understand everyone's life is a compilation of questionable decisions and everlasting memories. But through Nina’s muted observation, we see there is more depth and secrets that she holds within herself.

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Katia Badalian



Director: Katia Badalian
Executive Producer: Irina Gorbacheva, Daniel Zaltsman
Producer: Christopher Nataanii Cegielski
Screenwriter: Sara Bower, Katia Badalian
Cinematographer: Rafael Gomez
Editor: Ben Montemayor
Production Designer: Alexa Curran
Sound Designer: Lisa Fowler
Music: DECA
Principal Cast: Anna Khaja, Sage Adler
Additional Credits: Production Sound: James Sieczka, Foley Artist: Steve Walter, Foley Recordist: Martin Quinones, Cartoon Voice and Music: Anya Kiseleva, Anastasia Slepchenko, Roman Sarnatski, Hair and Make Up: Carmen Dianne, Kimberly Lora, Stylist : Ryan Rosewall , Set Design: Nick Delgado , Gaffer: Connor Pollard, Assistant Camera: Joanna Nyugen, Production Assistant : Areg Noya


Christohper Nataanii Cegielski
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Christohper Nataanii Cegielski
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 06:55 mins