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Talking to the Mirror

Talking to the Mirror is the story of a 40 plus year old woman who doesn't recognize her reflection in the mirror anymore. She thinks her breasts are unhappy because they sag slightly from years of not appreciating their original beauty. She's fraught with self-doubts while at the same time imagining the local gas station attendant desires her. He lingers when cleaning her windshield and smiles sweetly when taking her credit card. His attention sends her into to fits of despair when realizing he may want the very body she's having difficulty recognizing in the mirror.

  • Juan Andres Jara
  • Bonnie Jae Dane
  • Devin Burge
  • Christina Lindsay
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Juan Andres Jara

Juan Jara was born in Bogota Colombia and attend francophone school for nine years. He then finished his high school studies in Naperville IL when he finally landed in Chicago to study Film and Broadcast at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

Juan was exposed to the film industry at the age of thirteen when he was put in charge of setting up, controlling, and breaking down of lighting equipment at his meditation center. In the course of three years Juan went from managing four simple light fixtures, to twenty nine fixtures and being head of the lighting department as well as producer for major events such as Veggie Fest. On a weekly basis, Juan is constantly exposed to situations that require critical thinking and major troubleshooting.

Throughout Juan’s life, he has been surrounded by many cultures and loves to learn every aspect of them. In many circumstances, Juan has been in difficult social relation that require a full understanding of both cultures in order to resolve the issue peacefully. Juan hopes to use his knowledge of other cultures as a source of inspiration fro films and stories.

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