Split Costs ~ a story of heartbreak and hope

Two young women from disparate backgrounds share a ride to western Massachusetts in this heartrending story of unexpected friends navigating life's bumpy roads and moving forward with hope. An award-winning drama that "passes the Bechdel test with flying colors", Split Costs boasts an all-female cast that deliver "emotionally honest, disciplined performances.”

  • Jeffrey Blake Palmer
    On the Fringe, A Dawning Darkness
  • Jeffrey Blake Palmer
    On the Fringe, Worn
  • Jeffrey Blake Palmer
    On the Fringe, A Dawning Darkness, Mulligan's Island
  • Mela Hudson
    Key Cast
    The Sisterhood of Night, Hits, Not So Random
  • Tori Hall
    Key Cast
    Live by Night, Bleed for This
  • Jane Harte
    Key Cast
    iDeal Wife, Self Absorbed, Belagile
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  • Genres:
    Drama, LBGT, Road Trip, Coming of Age, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Bluestocking Film Series
    Portland, Maine
    United States
    July 16, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Mosaic World Film Festival
    Rockland, Illinois
    United States
    August 26, 2016
    Midwest Premiere
  • Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival

    United States
    July 6, 2016
    Best Actress - Mela Hudson & Tori Hall, Best Drama, Best Overall
  • W.N.Y.F.A.M.E.
    Albion, NY
    United States
    August 20, 2016
  • Destiny City Film Festival
    Tacoma, WA
    United States
    July 13, 2016
    Best Short Screenplay
Director Biography - Jeffrey Blake Palmer

Jeff's short films, music videos and screenplays have been screened and listed at over 100 film and arts festivals in the U.S. and internationally. A New England native, after living in California for 10 years, he and his wife Rebecca currently reside just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Director Statement

FILMMAKING: Never easy. Always worth it.