Short Film


A film by Shripriya Mahesh

Meena struggles in an abusive, same-sex relationship with Sarah, her alcoholic, emotionally manipulative partner of 25 years. When their daughter gets into university in Paris, it forces Meena to confront the state of her relationship and her life.

Executive Producers
Michael Connell
James Johnson
Anurag Kashyap

Meena – Seema Rahmani
Sarah – Angela Perri
Daughter – Holly Curran


Cinematographer – Pepe Avila del Pino
1st Assistant Camera – Brian Lannin
2nd Assistant Camera – Fiona Murguia
Gaffer – Jonas Carpignano
Key Grip – Zachary Kerschberg
Best Boy – Jarreau Carillo
Digital Intermediary Tech. – Elif Eda Karagöz
Sound Recordist – Allison Jackson
Boom Operator – Alexis Gambis
Assistant Director – John Ryan Johnson
UPM – Christina Pierre
Script Supervisor – Omar Züñiga Hidalgo
Production Designer – Virginia Urreiztieta
Set Dresser – Alexis Gambis
Wardrobe – Shruti Rya Ganguly
Makeup and Hair – Kayla Jo Berley
Still Photographer – Lamia Alami
Production Assistant – Claire Harnett

Casting Director – Lina Todd
Casting Associate – Byron Beane
Music Composer – Eric V. Hachikien
Sound Designer and Mixer – Laura Sinnott

Editor – Shripriya Mahesh
Colorists – Chris Kenny, Pedro Padilla
DI Producer – Pierce Varous

Producer – John Ryan Johnson
Producer – Shripriya Mahesh
Written and Directed by – Shripriya Mahesh

Reprise on IMDb

Film Festivals
18th Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest
Official Selection (USA, Jun 2012)

16th Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, Aug 2012)

36th San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival (Frameline)
Official Selection (USA, Jun 2012)

25th Paris Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival
Official Selection (France, Nov 2013)

16th Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, Nov 2013)

23rd Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Official Selection (Australia, Mar 2013)

53rd Cartagena International Film Festival
Cine en los barrios (Colombia, Feb 2013)

10th Zinegoak International GLT Film Festival
Official Competition (Spain, Jan/Feb 2013)

21st Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Official Selection (Finland, Nov 2012)

10th Tallgrass Film Festival
In Competition (USA, Oct 2012)

6th Iris Prize Festival
Finalist (UK, Oct 2012)

6th New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest
Official Selection (USA, Oct 2012)

6th Gotham Screen Int’ Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, Oct 2012)

32nd Cambridge Film Festival
Official Selection (UK, Sept 2012)

9th Salento International Film Festival
Official Selection (Italy, Sept 2012)
WINNER Best Short made by a woman

12th  deadCenter Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, Jun 2012)
WINNER Best Student Film

12th New York Indian Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, May 2012)

12th Santa Cruz Film Festival
Official Selection (USA, May 2012)

NYU First Run Film Festival
AWARD Faculty Commendation
for Cinematography
 (USA, Apr 2012)

NYU Fusion Film Festival
FINALIST Graduate Finalist (USA, Mar 2012)

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