|LET MERCY COME|
|Director: Andrew Serban|
United States, 2018, 22min
Format: Digital (screening) - Arri Amira 4K ProRes 4444 (shooting)
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Short Narrative
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|Cast: || Kate Garfield, Sinan Eczacibasi, Matt Riker, Dash Barber, Will Van Moss, Christine McCann, Cristina Parovel, Teren Carter, Jamie Ragusa, Danny Guzman, |
|Crew: || Producers: Andrew Serban, Courtney Bissonette - Screenwriter: Andrew Serban - Director of Photography: Nicolas Doldinger - 1st AD/Sound: Edmar Flores - Key Makeup: Leona Ross - Camera Operator: Kyle Taylor - Gaffer/Grip: Scott Surman|
A disaffected young woman finds the courage to take a stand against a group of white supremacist men when they threaten to commit a hate crime against a Syrian refugee.
Born and raised in New York City, Andrew Serban studied film directing at the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory in Los Angeles. He has written and directed a number of independent shorts which have played at a variety of venues, including LA Shorts Fest, Cinequest, Kansas City FilmFest, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation Short Film Showcase and the NY Short Buzz (at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), among others. His short film THE SACRED HEART won Best NYC Film at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in Manhattan. Andrew Serban is also a professional freelance photographer who has worked on assignment for such clients as L'Oreal USA, The New York Times, Getty Images and Le Nouvel Observateur. He currently resides in Washington Heights, NYC.
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“Let Mercy Come” tells the story of a disaffected young woman who learns the meaning of tolerance and acceptance and finds the courage to stand tall against the evil of white supremacy — in spite of overwhelming odds and at great risk to herself and her loved one. Intended as a commentary on the world of today — a world plagued by racism, a rise in ethnic hate crimes and the concomitant spread of far-right extremism, the film was inspired by the following quote from the contemporary political & social essayist Chris Hedges: “To resist evil is the highest achievement of human life. It is the supreme act of love…”