Experiencing Interruptions?

Don't Think About It

Ron and Casey are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.

  • Niv Klainer
    Mr. Kurzweil Is Dead, Bena
  • Niv Klainer
    Mr. Kurzweil Is Dead, Bena
  • Victoria Aleksanyan
    The Real American, Caregivers
  • Jessica Caldwell
    AWOL, Electric Children
  • Alaska McFadden
    Key Cast
  • Matt Langer
    Key Cast
  • Madeline Ruskin
    Key Cast
  • Ariel Kaye
    Key Cast
  • Niv Klainer
  • Taylor Frontier
  • Roi Benbassat
  • Ronen Nagel
    Sound Designer
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    July 30, 2017
    Best Director Award
  • New Jersey International Film Festival
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    June 3, 2017
    Honorable Mention, Best Short Film Award
  • The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    June 1, 2017
    Audience Award - Best Comedy
  • Amsterdam Film Festival
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    May 11, 2017
    Best Dramatic Directing Award
  • ARFF - Around International Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    February 1, 2017
    Best Cinematography Award
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    April 29, 2017
    Best Short Film Award
  • Grove Film Festival
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    March 29, 2017
    Best Actor Award
  • Colony Film Festival
    Marietta, Ohio
    March 4, 2017
    Best Student Film Award
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    January 5, 2017
    Best Comedy Short Award
  • Largo Film Awards
    February 1, 2017
    Best Director Award
  • Best Shorts Competition
    Los Angeles, California
    December 14, 2016
    Award of Merit
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    January 1, 2017
    Award of Recognition
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    December 3, 2016
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    April 16, 2017
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tucson, Arizona
    April 29, 2017
  • Maryland Film Festival
    Baltimore, Maryland
    May 4, 2017
  • Hoboken International Film festival
    Greenlake, New York
    May 23, 2017
  • FilmFest 52
    Bethel, Connecticut
    May 31, 2017
  • Raw Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    June 4, 2017
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival
    Long Beach Island, New Jersey
    June 10, 2017
  • Windy City International Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    July 1, 2017
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    September 24, 2017
  • Cinema New York
    New York, New York
    September 4, 2017
  • VOB Film Festival
    Carmel, New York
    August 31, 2017
  • Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    August 31, 2017
  • Coney Island Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    September 10, 2017
  • Northeast Film Festival
    Teaneck, New Jersey
    September 10, 2017
  • California Independent Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    September 10, 2017
  • Louisville's International Festival of Film
    Louisville, Kentucky
    September 15, 2017
  • Seoul International ESI Film Festiva;
    Korea, Republic of
    September 16, 2017
  • Sacramento Festival of Music and Film
    Sacramento, California
    September 24, 2017
  • Other Venice Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    October 10, 2017
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    October 20, 2017
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    October 13, 2017
  • Alexandria Film Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia
    November 11, 2017
  • NIFF Houston
    Houston, Texas
    October 27, 2017
  • Kansas City Film Festival
    Kansas City, Kansas
    November 5, 2017
  • San Jose Film Festival
    San Jose, California
Director Biography - Niv Klainer

Niv Klainer received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Tel Aviv University. Before attending the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, he published a compilation of his short stories and made his first animated short film. After the premiere of his first live action short, MR. KURZWEIL IS DEAD, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, Niv moved on to develop his first feature film, BENA, at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The film was a French–Israeli co-production and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009.

During the past decade, Niv has been living in New York City, working as a writer, director and editor at Navigate Films. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT is his latest short film. It was produced as an MFA thesis film at Columbia University. Since its premiere in December 2016, the film has been selected for 40 festivals and has received 13 awards.

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