Jaime, a newcomer in a women's anger management program, manipulates her sponsor and friends through the guise of her beloved grandmother's teapot in order to confront her ex about the break up text he recently sent her.

  • Alexander Gruszynski
  • KImberly Aboltin
  • Kimberly Aboltin
  • Alexander Gruszynski
  • Adam Fynke
  • Deborah O'Neill
  • Kimberly Aboltin
    Key Cast
  • Dan Sanders-Joyce
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Ramos
  • Leah Fein
    Script Supervisor
  • Jane Fleck
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • LA Shorts Fest
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 4, 2016
    North America Premier
    Nominated Best Film
  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    November 12, 2016
    Chicago Premiere
  • Downtown Urban Arts Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 13, 2017
    NY Premiere
    Nominated Best Film
  • New York No Limits Film Series
    United States
    August 17, 2017
Director Biography - Alexander Gruszynski

Alexander was born in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is known for his work on Tremors (1990), The Craft (1996), Studio 54 (1998) to name a few. Alexander is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and was nominated for the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots in 1996 for Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long and won the CableACE for Cinematography in a Movie or Miniseries for that film. In 1995, he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for his work on I Like It Like That. Alexander recently wrapped Music, War and Love directed by Martha Coolidge and recently wrapped "An Ideal Home" with Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.

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Director Statement

JAMIE is in anger management therapy class. We don’t know the exact reason but clearly there must be one. She is in on-again, off-again relationship with CALEB who just informed her over a text that he is breaking up with her. Jamie is seemingly okay with it but she needs to go to Caleb’s house for the last time, ostensibly, to retrieve the teapot that was given to her by her beloved grandma.

What happens next cannot be disclosed here.

All I can say is that it’s a short about a troubled relationship and its twisted dynamics.

Who is at fault is up to you, the viewer, to decide.
The theory is that the perceptions will probably differ along the gender lines.
But I’m not sure.
And that uncertainty makes me excited to experience it together with the audience.