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Lost in an unfamiliar town, a quiet Muslim girl meets a disillusioned Jewish pianist and makes an unexpected discovery.

  • Jeremiah Kipp
  • Ari Rossen
  • Pia Haddad
    Key Cast
  • Ari Rossen
    Key Cast
  • Rita Posillico
    Key Cast
  • Eric Giovon
    Director Of Photography
  • Rezwan Shahriar Sumit
  • Andrew Markus
  • D.T. Sheridan
    Assistant Director
  • Inês Portugal
    Assistant Camera
  • Joe Del Balzo
  • Jamal Solomon
    Key Grip
  • Daniel Munro
    Sound Recordist
  • Shana Janelle Swain
    Makeup Department
  • Tracy Mc Gonel
    Makeup Department
  • Charlotte Purser Arnold
    Production Assistants
  • Alyssa Renzi
    Production Assistants
  • Roman Chimienti
    Sound Designer
  • Jay Pellizzi
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Ari Rossen
    Executive Producer
  • Kimberly Dillon
    Associate Producers
  • Natasha Straley
    Associate Producers
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBT, International
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • ITVFest
    West Dover, Vermont
    United States
    October 9, 2016
  • SOHO International Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 12, 2016
    New York Premiere
  • Gay SVTV Short Film Festival
    YouTube (Online)
    February 28, 2016
    YouTube Premiere
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    East Lansing, Michigan
    November 7, 2015
    Midwest Premiere
    Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • San Jose International Short Film Festival
    San Jose, California
    October 24, 2015
    U.S. Premiere
  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    September 19, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Benicia Film Festival
    Benicia, California
    September 9, 2015
  • The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF)
    Glasgow, Scotland
    July 15, 2015
    UK Premiere
  • LA CineFest
    June 15, 2015
Director Biography - Jeremiah Kipp

Jeremiah Kipp is a New York City based writer, producer and director with over ten years experience creating narrative and commercial films. Through his work, he has the proven ability to provide the highest level of visual direction, story development and work with actors.

He has directed several short films including THE DAYS GOD SLEPT; CRESTFALLEN; EASY PREY (commissioned by Visionfest’s annual 5x5 screening series); CONTACT (commissioned by Sinister Six annual screening series); THE POD starring Larry Fessenden; SNAPSHOT, DROOL and THE APARTMENT (commissioned by Canon to premiere their XL2 camera at DV Expo 2004). He recently completed two episodes of the horror Web series IN FEAR OF…, directed A CHANCE IN HELL and LOTS OF FUN for Jenny Joslin Productions, and the music video FATE for recording artist Aaron David Gleason.

His short film THE CHRISTMAS PARTY earned warm responses from over 50 international film festivals including Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand and received a 5-star review from Film Threat (“One of the best, most polished short films of the year!”). He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, THE SADIST starring legendary horror icon Tom Savini (FROM DUSK TIL DAWN; DAWN OF THE DEAD).

Commercial clients have included The Royal Bank of Scotland, Canon, Mandragoras Performance Space. Hart Pictures, The Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association and John Isaac Genève Watches.

Jeremiah’s producing credits include SATAN HATES YOU starring Michael Berryman, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm, PIERCING REALITY: THE MAKING OF POSSESSION featuring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani, IN MONTAUK, GOD’S LAND, LET’S PLAY, THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE, THE DOLL’S HOUSE (shot in Valencia, Spain) and THE BED-THING (directed by Pulitzer Prize nominated Matt Zoller Seitz). Notable assistant director credits include SOMEWHERE TONIGHT starring John Turturro, I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan, THE AWAKENED starring Robert Picardo, and ONE NIGHT starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo.

Jeremiah holds a B.F.A. in film from New York University, having graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts with honors.

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Director Statement

SOUND/VISION is about music, which is a profound art form, even more personal than movies. It's a means of communication that goes beyond words. Our film is also about connection between two people of different cultures; it's the story of individuals tentatively finding their way towards each other. It's about finding a mentor, and how the teacher grows from an experience with the student. Students often are the best teachers. We approached the material hesitantly, much the way the characters do, and were careful about the way we handled sentiment. Friendship is beautiful, and the bonds that we make during pivotal moments in our lives stay with us forever, haunting us like pleasant ghosts.