Private Project


Victor, a young man in his 20s, wants to be an independent adult but has trouble paying rent when his roommate leaves
without warning

  • Vania Ivena
  • Luis Marin
  • Abdulrahman Alhamdan
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Vania Ivena

Vania has been making short lms for almost a decade. After she graduated from Binus International University in Jakarta, Indonesia, she worked as a 2nd 2nd Assistant Director on the feature titled “Headshot” (now on Net ix). She also earned a minor in Journalism from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, in Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Director Statement

I moved to the US in 2016, pursuing my master’s degree in the land of dreams. I had to live with my Aunt and Uncle for a while to start. We had so many different perspectives and did not get along very well. One day, in a conversation, my Uncle said, “My generation is taught to work hard. We gave your generation everything, and now your generation can’t do anything on your own.”

A few months after that conversation, I moved out. Nothing felt better than that: to prove that I am capable of standing on my own, even though I am struggling. I could have a much easier life if I just stayed in Indonesia, or if I stayed with my Aunt and Uncle. Even if it is harder now, I like this feeling of self-satisfaction and being able to prove that I am capable of living on my own. Through my thesis film, 20s, I want to portray the world that my generation is living in, and the impact of Internet culture for us to ‘believe in our dream.