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Piece Together

A young woman seeks refuge in her family’s crumbling home in rural Mexico in order to escape the trauma of a recent breakup. But when the house she inhabits becomes an extension of her emotions, she finds that the broken home is the key to embracing the pieces of a new life.

  • Lindsay Van Dyke
  • Perla Villarello
    Key Cast
  • Lindsay Eve Van Dyke
  • Alex Zamora Reynaud
    Director Of Photography
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    7 minutes 58 seconds
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    August 1, 2015
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    United States
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Director Biography - Lindsay Van Dyke

Lindsay Van Dyke is a filmmaker working on her first feature length documentary, Guest, about the U.S Guestworker program that she started during her Fulbright Fellowship in Mexico from 2014-2015. She first started in film working under director Robbie Leppzer (Director, An Act Of Conscience) and Christopher Seward (Editor, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko) on Power Struggle, a documentary associated with HBO. Since then she has directed a number of short narrative films, commercial videos, and short documentaries on a variety of topics. Her videos to date have been featured in a variety of publications including Oprah, NPR, Paste Magazine, Upworthy, and The Huffington Post. Since graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst she has also spoke and taught workshops on the topics of social and digital media at institutions such as UC Berkeley and Amherst College as well as other locations throughout the U.S and Mexico. Her film Guest was recently selected as part of Creative Visions Foundation's Creative Activist Program and her feature length script for Run Letter Run placed as a quarterfinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship competition.

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Director Statement

Piece Together​ (Roto)​ is a film shot in Mexico in collaboration with artists and students from SAE Institute in Mexico City. While in Mexico this year, I had begun working with Director of Photography Alex Reynaud on my​ other​ film ​in production, ​Guest. He told me about this amazing and crumbling ranch that belonged to his family in rural Perote, Veracruz. After showing me pictures it was decided; we must make a film at this amazing place​. Piece Together (Roto) is a film about​ heartbreak, resolution, and​ how our inner thoughts and emotions ​impact our understanding of our subjective world. And most of all, it's about how the decision to change those inner circumstances can make all the difference.