Derek is a young man struggling to find his place in the world. His roommate, Charlie, lives a life of reckless impulsivity. By confronting their weaknesses and embracing each other's struggle, they realize they are not alone.

  • Madeline Puzzo
    Cardinal Matter, Requited
  • Manuel Villarreal
  • Sona Sood
    Mormon Boys
  • Sona Sood
    Mormon Boys
  • Manuel Villarreal
  • Manuel Villarreal
    Key Cast
  • Sona Sood
    Key Cast
  • Mark Christian
    Director of Photography
    Out of the Burning Blue, Cardinal Matter, Requited
  • Tiffany Kristie Cruz
  • Manuel Villarreal
  • Ricky Kendall
    Music Composer
  • Mara Rouse
    Make Up Artist
    40 Sundays, Driving While Black
  • John Sabatine
    First Assistant Director
  • Randall Smith
  • Christopher Winter
    ADR Mixer
  • Sandy Gendler
    ADR Recordist
  • Demetri Evdoxiasdis
    Re-recording Mixer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBT, Woman Filmmaker, Short Film
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Madeline Puzzo

Madeline Puzzo has always been interested in film and the performing arts. She has worked in many genres, such as period, comedy, drama, and documentary. During her time at Point Park University she filled a wide array of production positions including: directing, production design, editing, and sound editing.

Madeline's senior thesis film at Point Park, "Requited," was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Student Academy Awards. "Requited" was also selected for the Point Park University 2012 Cinema Showcase, where it screened at the DGA. Madeline was presented The Achievement in Directing Award by Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts. She has also recently finished principal photography of her first feature, "Cardinal Matter."

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Director Statement

"Found" is a film meant for the disenfranchised of today's world. By uniting two outsiders and hashing out their demons together one learns that every individual - no matter their background or societal upbringing - is privy to insecurity. It teaches one that in order to get through the harsh realities of life one must simply share and relate to one another. It is by passing down each other's traumas that one can truly grow and gain trust for all living things, including themselves.