Private Project

Working Poor

When the rent comes due and his bank account has been tapped out, a single father goes to extraordinary lengths to make a life for himself and his young daughter in his working class neighborhood.

  • Steven Bozga
    Director
    Love Like Blood
  • Carolyn Hepburn
    Producer
    Weiner, Life, Animated, 3 1/2 Minutes
  • Thaddeus Schneider
    Key Cast
    Love Like Blood
  • Caroline Whitney Smith
    Key Cast
    HERstory
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Chain NYC Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 10, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Best Actor In A Short, Best New Work
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 2, 2016
  • Queens World Film Festival
    Astoria, New York
    United States
    March 18, 2017
    Nominated Best Actor In A Short
  • Workers Unite Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    May 12, 2017
    Best Narrative Short
  • Benefit Screening for WISH of Rockaway
    Rockaway Beach, New York
    June 27, 2017
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Long Island, New York
    July 16, 2017
    Nominated Best Short Film, Winner "Best Long Island Film"
  • Long Island Film Festival
    Long Island, New York
    United States
    August 1, 2017
Director Biography - Steven Bozga

Steven Bozga is a writer and director whose debut film Love Like Blood won several festival awards. He also works as a Final Cut Pro trainer and as an Assistant Editor. Steven has written and directed short videos and commercials for companies as diverse as Apple and The Community Food Resource Center. He is a published writer and has been active in the independent film community for years. Steven is currently working on his next feature screenplay which is a comedy about modern dating culture and gentrification in New York City. He was born in Manhattan and raised in the boroughs.

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Director Statement

“People are formed in struggle. It either kills them or makes them. Sometimes you succeed just by hanging on. That’s what the movie is about.”