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Lightheaded is a romantic comedy in which the lonely Nora discovers she has a very persistent guardian angel who is hell-bent on helping her find happiness again.

  • Steve Parys
    The Chief, Chloe (for MTV), Reign of The Dead
  • Caroline Collins
    Since I Don't Have You, Adventureland
  • Caroline Collins
  • James Helfrich
  • Caroline Collins
    Key Cast
  • Ken Bolden
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Garton
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Best Shorts Competition
    April 6, 2015
    Award of Merit Special Mention
  • Palm Springs ShortFest and Film Market
    Palm Springs, CA
    June 16, 2015
    Film Market Selection
  • New Hope Film Festival
    New Hope, PA
    July 27, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema
    Sydney, Australia
    July 25, 2015
    Australian Premiere
    Audience Choice Award Best Short Film
  • Mon Valley Short Film Festival
    Pittsburgh, PA
    July 26, 2015
    Official Selection
  • NewFilmmakers New York
    New York, NY
    September 22, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Women Media Arts and Film Festival
    Sydney, Australia
    September 26, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Greenwich Village Film Festival
    New York, NY
    October 28, 2015
    Official Selection
  • 7th Annual Shire International Short Film Festival
    March 25, 2016
    Best Short Film Award, Audience Choice
  • Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Online
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    July 1, 2016
    Online Award Winner
  • Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival
    August 1, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Script and Screen Festival
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    United States
    August 27, 2017
    Audience Choice Award
Distribution Information
  • ShortsHD
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Steve Parys

Steve Parys, Director - Steve directed the feature film The Chief (2013 Tapestry Award winner); MTV’s first short form mini-series, I Remember Chloe; and the horror short Reign Of The Dead. He was 2nd Unit on two feature films, hundreds of hours of narrative industrials (winning the Cine Golden Eagle), and many PSAs, commercials and videos. As a 1st Assistant Director, Steve has worked on dozens of feature films all around the world. Here’s a link to some of his work:

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