Second Love

A father and daughter's relationship is irreparably changed the night she has her first period. Everything unravels as the truth of their relationship boils to the surface.

  • Quinn da Matta
    Ever Dark
  • Quinn da Matta
    Ever Dark
  • Bryan William Isaac
  • Emily Hall
    Key Cast
  • Michael Jon Hennessy
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Quinn da Matta

Quinn was seven when his father got his first video camera. That night the movies came home. And, that night, he experienced the magical power — and wonder — of a camera. He was seven when he made his first movie. And he was seven when he realized his destiny: to create, to tell stories, to entertain; to give people little pieces of time they will never forget. Just like the filmic moments that have shaped his life.

Living on a remote farm in South Africa, movies were his only exposure to the outside world. For a few hours, he got to experience a new world, a new life. They weren’t movies anymore, they were new connections to the human experience.

That led him to film school, where he wrote and directed eleven shorts, five theatre productions, and an animation. He shot in every genre and worked in every department so he could learn all the different facets and styles of filmmaking. After that, he worked for an NGO directing PSA’s for hospitals and hospice centers in areas most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He wasn’t a doctor, but he could create spots that would help save lives.

After that he worked as a Head Writer/Director at a content marketing agency; where he created over 250 promotional spots for international brands like Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies, The Tudors, Ugly Betty, Prison Break, and major film imports. A year later, that work received 9 Promax and 2 PromaxBDA awards, and his dedication to his craft was rewarded with The Rocket (Young Director) Award.

Seven years ago, he took a chance and moved to LA. With only $260 (and big dreams), he leapt into the abyss… And, last year, he completed his first American short film.

He's relentlessly pursued his passion and dream to direct (on two continents), and his experiences and struggles have helped forge a unique voice. Always ready for the next challenge, and eager for the next opportunity, he's ready for his next story...

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