“And Then She Was Gone” is a narrative short filmed in Savannah, GA. The story focuses on a young woman who meets a mysterious older woman in a park. She engages the woman in conversation and finds that the woman is both the key to her past and the mystery of her future. Inspired by Italian cinema, the films quality is that of a dream, set to the backdrop of Spanish moss, and a town textured with ghosts and nostalgia. The message of the film is simple: life is sometimes too short and bittersweet.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Jacqueline Pennewill is a member of the 57th Street/Showcase Theatre in New York City as well as a commercial actress and aspiring screenwriter. Her scripts have been in competition at Nantucket and Slamdance. This is her first time stepping behind the camera. In addition, she penned the script for “And Then She Was Gone”. She also teaches acting in the New York area.
Pete Konczal is a cinematographer whose credits include the prolific short “Bullet in the Brain”(winner of the Hypnotic Million Dollar Film Festival) and the Feature Film “Urbania” (Sundance 2000/Lion’s Gate Films). His commercial credits include Maybelline, Sony, Calvin Klein, Izod, Phillips Van Huesen, Nestle, and Bacardi. He has been featured in American Cinematographer, FilmMaker Magazine, Kodak In Camera, and International Documentary Magazine.