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Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes

Absent Mind

Absent Mind is a short film that explores the elusive line between normal cognitive aging and dementia. Myrtle (Denny Dillon) lives with her son, John (Jeremy Kushnier) and daughter-in-law, Kimberly (Jessica Phillips) and is growing more and more absent-minded by the day. As Myrtle's actions become more inexplicable, John and Kim struggle to diagnose the severity of her condition. They wonder if Myrtle is merely retaliating against their voiced suspicions or if she is not aware of her behavior. Myrtle's final act could be the clincher.

 

Awards

2019 Toronto Shorts Int'l Film Festival - Official Selection

2017 Los Angeles Film Awards - Best First Time Screen Writer 

2017 Top Shorts Film Festival - Best Drama Screenplay

2017 Hollywood Int'l Moving Pictures Film Festival Semi-Finalist

 

Written and Directed by: Emilie Khair

Produced by: Laury Christensen and Emilie Khair

Co-Produced by: Ashley Kate Adams 

Starring: Jeremy Kushnier, Jessica Phillips & Denny Dillion

Casting by: Eisenberg/Bean Casting

© 2018 by Laury Christensen

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