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WE HAD PLANS
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WE HAD PLANS
 

Director: Christina Raia

United States, 2015, 4min
Format: Digital (screening) - Canon C500 (shooting)
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Lauren A. Kennedy, Gwen Albers
Crew:  Producers: Christina Raia, Kelsey Rauber - Screenwriters: Kelsey Rauber
Email:  craia9yahoo.com
web:  www.congestedcat.com/we-had-plans

synopsis
Diana and Liz are two adult sisters who love and respect each other more than anyone else in the world. However, when Liz decides she needs to break a promise she made for the benefit of her own future, Diana has to decide whether or not she can accept Liz's decision.

director
Christina Raia is a New York City based Writer/Director and the Founder of CongestedCat Productions. She focuses on character-driven narrative projects that explore social issues through horror and humor. Her work, consisting of over a dozen short films, a web series, and two feature films, has screened at film festivals around the world and gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns and coverage on press outlets such as Indiewire and BuzzFeed. Through a desire to support other filmmakers, she works for Seed&Spark as the Head of Education, teaching and empowering creators to build their audience and crowdfund their work. She also runs IndieWorks, a monthly screening and community-building series showcasing short films by other New York filmmakers. At the 2019 Queens World Film Festival, she won the Lois Weber Pioneer Award for her leadership in film.
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filmmaker's note
With this film, I wanted to tell a story in a limited space, with limited time, with limited distraction from the core of the story; just two women having an intimate & heated discussion, the magnitude of which is bigger than the film it exists within. The idea of choice, or lack thereof, is something so key to being a contemporary woman, but something so rarely explored in film, especially in this unique, subversive context. I hope the film feels both authentic and specific, while also open to interpretation.

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