Experiencing Interruptions?

The Truth, a Short, Short Film

In two minutes we learn the pain and upset that occurs when a tween hears important family information second hand. From her point of view her life was changing and no one even bothered to tell her.

  • Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
    Director
    Licensed Psychologist in private practice for over 25 years, specializing in positive psychology, women's and girl's issues. First female psychologist to be a filmmaker.
  • Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
    Writer
  • Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
    Producer
  • Cassidy Terracciano
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    coming of age, girlhood into adolescense, Selfies as Film, youth, family issues
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    cell phone
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FilmOneFest
    Atlantic Highlands
    United States
    July 17, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • ChainFilmFestival
    New York City
    United States
    August 13, 2016
Director Biography - Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

First I was a teacher, then a school psychologist, then a private practice psychologist, then an author, a playwright, now a film maker. Why? To bring to the world the real thoughts, emotions and feelings that we all struggle with. In this film, I am focusing on the sense of abandonment and feelings of rage that can build up when a person feels left out in important family decisions. Even worse, when the decisions have been made and no one bothers to tell that person. In the film, a young teen has just found out that her family is moving. She is shocked and hurt and above all feels she can't leave the world she has created for herself, just as she is on the cusp of growing up. All of this comes across in two minutes! We are left drawn into her life, also drawn back into the angst so many of us had in adolescence. In today's social media world, we are also left wondering why the girl is using her iphone as a diary. Or is she also reaching out to someone? A stranger? A social media site? Two minutes leaves us with a lot to think about in terms of how kids grow up today.

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