Directed by Elaine Strutz
November 12, 2017 11:30 am SOLD OUT
Christine looms over the buzzer of a Brooklyn apartment building marked Michelle & Jim, unable to press it. She walks away, figuring a quick game of Candy Crush is far more inviting than a visit to a friend whose husband had died.
She swipes across lines of lollypops and green circles on an iPhone screen at a nearby bench. When a bus honks for her, she tries to wave it on but instead knocks her Ray Bans into the gutter. So begins a serious streak of bad luck, as she finally makes it inside the apartment of an inconsolable Michelle, in worse condition than she feared. In a snap decision, Christine suggests they get the endorphins kickin’ by going for a quick walk. Ten easy blocks.
Elaine Strutz is a Detroit-born film & TV editor, writer, and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
She made her first films in high school where she earned an Emmy for a PSA about organ donation. She also made enough money from video competitions to get herself to New York University’s Film program at Tisch.
Since graduating, she has edited for TV shows such as Discovery’s KILLING FIELDS (2016), TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA (2010-2015), web series such as BROAD CITY (2011), and Academy Award-winner Zana Briski’s (BORN INTO BROTHELS) upcoming film, REVERENCE (2017).
She’s written, directed, and produced several shorts featured on Funny Or Die, Huffington Post, and PlanetGreenTV. Her most recent short, GET ACTION (2016) has screened at numerous film festivals, including Nitehawk Shorts, Bluestocking’s Film Series, New Hope FF, and Lady Filmmakers Festival.
Cast: Christine Ng, Elain Strutz, Luis Moreno, Steve Arons
Director, Writer, Producer, Editor: Elaine Strutz
Producer, Cinematographer: Tim Young
Cinematographer: Jason Margaca
Composer: Darren Will
Sound Recordist: Henry Myers
Script Supervisor: Whitley Watson
Associate Producer: Lauren Clark
Sound Mixer: Matt Rocker
Color: Michael Feldman