'Caresse' captures a true story from the life of Caresse Crosby, the woman who invented the bra and founded The Black Sun Press. Our film is set in the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York, 1929, where Caresse must talk her husband Harry out of his desire for the two of them to commit suicide together.

  • Nick Markham
  • Hannah Riddle
  • Hannah Riddle
  • Lucy Sheftall
    Key Cast
  • Chase Mullins
    Key Cast
  • Austin Millinder
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    ALEXA Digital
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Nick Markham

Since the age of three, Nick has dreamed to be a filmmaker. Those dreams led him to the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University where he has directed several short films including "Caresse." He has worked for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Sundance in the past to build his professional experience.

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Director Statement

"Caresse was a rare opportunity as a student filmmaker to make a big mark on the world with the very first telling of Caresse Crosby's story on film. She is an icon unlike any other, and her story is there to inspire the billions of powerful women around the world."