After her engagement collapses, Mags’ mourning is interrupted by her little sister, recently out and seeking Mags’ support at a Pride protest. With every day a reminder of her own failed relationship, Mags must decide what it means to support the people she loves.

  • Sydney O'Haire
  • Abigail Accettura
  • Sydney O'Haire
  • Mélisa Breiner-Sanders
    Key Cast
  • Elsa Guenther
    Key Cast
  • Eric Liberacki
  • Magdalena Hernandez
  • Maggie O'Brien
    Production Designer
  • Sarahi Salazar
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 2K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Queer Bits Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    June 17, 2017
    North America Premiere
  • Premiere Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    June 2, 2017
    Nominated for Best Directing
  • Chain Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    August 8, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
  • BendFilm Festival
    Bend, Oregon
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    West Coast Premiere
  • San Antonio LGBT Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    October 15, 2017
    Texas Premiere
  • Sydney Lift-Off Online Film Festival
    November 19, 2017
    Online Film Festival Winner
  • Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival
    February 7, 2018
    International Premiere
  • Magnolia Independent Film Festival
    Starkville, Mississippi
    United States
    March 2, 2018
    Mississippi Premiere
  • SOHO International Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    United States
    June 17, 2018
  • Middle Coast Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    September 22, 2018
  • Roxy Underground Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    August 23, 2018
Director Biography - Sydney O'Haire

Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Sydney O’Haire is a third year MFA Cinema Directing candidate at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University. Originally wanting to become a lawyer or politician, Sydney decided to cast that world aside, pursue a career in cinema, and never look back. When she isn't directing or producing, Sydney crews as a script supervisor, documentary cinematographer, or camera operator. Currently she is in post-production for a short film she wrote and directed, "Pointe Work", and is in pre-production for another film she wrote and directed, "Being Here". She is also directing and shooting a short documentary, "Robo Queens", about the Women's National Soccer League in Nigeria and empowering young women through soccer and education. She hopes to ultimately pursue a career in directing and screenwriting, while still making time to explore the outdoors.

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Director Statement

We tell stories so that we can live, and that’s why I am a filmmaker. By blending film genres in innovative ways, I want to tell stories about people we don’t often hear from, such as women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. As perfectly articulated by Viola Davis, “I became an artist...because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” This, too, is why I became an artist. Relevant to our current world and involving family intricacies, Dressed is a film most can relate to whether they identify in or outside the LGBTQ community.