In a seductive and claustrophobic city, a lonely would-be actress reaches an existential crisis, afraid to connect with others. Following a list of unconventional daily rituals, she rediscovers an old relationship with a friend wrought with stalled connections. A story about the search for intimacy in a world of beautiful masks and pretenders.
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Shirley is a Haitian filmmaker raised between New York City and rural Massachusetts. She worked as a documentary filmmaker, award-winning multidisciplinary artist, and clothing designer before coming London Film School to tackle narrative filmmaking. Her narrative shorts "The Things I See" and "Swallowed Lessons" have screened at international festivals in the UK, Canada, the States, and throughout the Caribbean. She is recipient of the prestigious New York Foundation on the Arts film fellowship. Her first feature in development has received seed funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. Shirley lives between New York and London as a writer/director as well as a freelance production designer. Her films often deal with intimacy, family, coming of age, magic realism, and unconventional immigrant stories.