Why We Chose This Film
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About the Filmmaker
Erin Sanger is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has screened at over fifty film festivals internationally including SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, and Aspen Shortsfest. She is a Wasserman Award Winner, Student Academy Award nominee, and Webby Award Honoree. She has directed for brands including Allergan, 23andMe, and Bai, and her directorial work has been featured on National Geographic, The Atlantic, PBS, and Topic. Most recently, she directed MACK WRESTLES for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. The film made its World Premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, it’s New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at Dallas International Film Festival, and will be broadcast later this year. She is developing her first narrative feature, which was a Semi-Finalist in the Academy Nicholls Fellowship, landing in the top 50 scripts.
Dive Even Deeper
Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…
Write the ideal script for a necessary conversation with a loved one
- This film captures all of the weight and tension that an interaction with a family member can entail. If you are worried about someone close to you—due to addiction or any other issue—and have not been able to address your concerns effectively, write down the message you hope to communicate in the most direct yet sensitive way.
- Take it a step further, and imagine what the dialogue would need to be prior to your main point to ensure your family member is receptive to your feedback. If you consider multiple scenarios and reactions as well, you’ll be even better prepared to reach your family member. Feel free to share with other family members to get their input and even possibly their participation.
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