A pair of ex-lovers bump into one another in a Los Angeles neighborhood and spend a spontaneous afternoon together.
Amy Short Film
The 13 minute drama Amy, starring Alex Karpovsky and Troian Bellisario, premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2015. Shifting balances of power, verbal sparring, undeniable attraction, familiarity, guilt, pain and revenge come into play as the two catch up on the years since they were last together.
Tender tinged with malice, the film does not need to go into detail about their backstory. It’s evident through their dialogue and guarded behavior that all did not end well, with the subtext of lingering feelings – both desire and anger- bubbling just beneath the surface.
“I wanted to make a film about how hurt people hurt people.” – Jacob Chase
The realistic and sophisticated short was shot in two days and features strong performances by both Karpovsky and Bellisario.
above: poster by Sarah Ferber
Getting some positive recognition, it’s been selected as Short of The Week and a Vimeo Staff Pick.
starring ALEX KARPOVSKY and TROIAN BELLISARIO
written and directed by JACOB CHASE
produced by DANNY GRUNES and KEITH SCHWALENBERG
executive producers ANDREW CARLBERG and JACOB CHASE
director of photography DANNY GRUNES
production designer JILL STEVENS
costume designer SKYE STEWART-SHORT
music by JEFF CARDONI
hair & make-up artist CHRISTINE CHOI
first assistant camera JOEY JOYCE / JONATHAN WANG
production sound mixer JOSH BISSETT
production assistant TRI DOAN
colorist LEANDRO MARINI
sound designer/mixer CHRIS JULIAN
poster designer SARAH FERBER