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GIRL AND HER GUARDIAN
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A GIRL AND HER GUARDIAN
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Andrew Cannizzaro

United States, 2012, 21min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2013
Category: Short Narrative
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Winner: Emerging Filmmaker

Cast:  Jessica Cannizzaro, Christopher Stadulis, Stephen Hadeed Jr., Fiona Horrigan, Corey Pierno, Neimah Djourabchi, Jason Mello, Dina Cataldi
Crew:  Producers: Kellye Carnahan, Rachel Velasquez, Andrew Cannizzaro - Screenwriters: Andrew Cannizzaro - Cinematographer: Alfredo Alcantara - Editor: Andrew Cannizzaro - Composer: Dan Negovan
Email:  andrew.cannizzarogmail.com
web:  www.agirlandherguardian.com

synopsis
The Earth is dying. The goddess Onatah is the world's last hope and only a young girl named Sarah can bring her back to life. Yet Sarah is not alone on her journey. Her Guardian, Jonathan, watches over her as they search for Onatah's sanctuary on their quest to restore the Earth from the shadow that has stolen it.

director
A native New Yorker, Andrew Cannizzaro is a graduate of the Film & Television program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During his time at NYU he wrote, produced and directed numerous shorts and collaborated on many other student projects. Currently he is a Broadband Associate Producer for Bio.com, the Biography Channel's website, where he produces original video content and helps manage the sites vast array of video assets. Andrew is incredibly excited to have had the opportunity to tell this story and to bring it to life alongside his extremely talented cast and crew. An avid daydreamer and comic book reader, he hopes to create a world that offers you a fantastic and exciting adventure.
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filmmaker's note
Every Wednesday I walk over to my local comic book store. Wednesday is the day new issues come out; the day the stories I've been following get a chance to take me a little further. Its a small store off the corner of eighty-ninth street and second avenue that I've been going to since I was little. I've known the people who work there almost my entire life, always the same friendly faces whenever I walk through the door. Ralph, Toby, Stephanie and Alex, the owner. Stephanie is Alex's wife and is now the only person who works there on a full time basis. Toby left a few years ago to go back to his hometown in Texas. Ralph recently got a new job, one that allowed him to better support his family. Both times I didnt get a chance to say goodbye. It was sad going through those doors on a Wednesday evening only to find that those familiar faces were no longer there. They were a constant, people I had grown close to and enjoyed seeing each week. Not having the chance to say goodbye, to say something, was upsetting to me. They were like the comic book characters I had also grown up with; every week was our chance to grow our friendship a little further. And when that character you've come to admire, hate or even love leaves, it resonates within you. The core of A Girl and Her Guardian reflects those feelings. It is the story of two people discovering their connection after losing all others. And this theme, this idea, is wrapped in the limitless excitement and intrigue that a fantasy story can have. To me, fantasy is the epitome of the imagination set free. I often day dream of the world that A Girl and Her Guardian is a part of, the world that surrounds the one we are showing you. In a way this story is my issue #1, the beginning of the series. Nothing is finite. There is always a door of any size left open when something ends. It is the next place. The new universe. I invite you to come explore with us.

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