|ARTS AND CRAFTS|
|Cast: ||Adam Keane, Dylan Chalfy,
Morgan Priester, Liz Parker|
|Crew: ||Producers: Azmi Mert Erdem, Nina Gielen - Screenwriters: Nina Gielen - Cinematography: Amy Obarski - Editing: Esmé von Hoffman, Azmi Mert Erdem - Music: Harlan Muir - Production Sound Mixer: Ryan Dann - Sound Design: Patrick Miller - Re-recording Mixer: Erich Rettermayer - Assistant Director: Tullia Zanfini
When Misha was small, he and his mother would spend hours creating their own toys and animals out of sticks and leaves. It’s been over a year since Misha’s mother died, and he now lives alone with his dad. Still hoping she might come home eventually, Misha leaves the door unlocked for her every night, much to his father’s consternation.
Invoking her with cherished objects that link the two of them together, returning to look for her in the woods where they used to play, and even inflicting self-harm to get her attention have all failed to bring the mother back… So far.
Nina Gielen is a writer, director, and producer whose short films have been shown at festivals in the USA and abroad. Her first feature project, Magic Window, was selected for participation in the 2016 NYWIFT From Script to Preproduction lab and advanced to the second round of the 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab; it is currently in the early stages of development. She is a member and co-leader of the Filmshop collective, as well as a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and IFP.