A Familiar Path

A teenager begins to re-evaluate his relationship.

  • Bailey Plumley
  • Bailey Plumley
  • Bailey Plumley
  • Seth Eggenschwiller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Bailey Plumley

Bailey Plumley is a student filmmaker currently based in Athens, Ohio, where he attends Ohio University's School of Film. While just beginning his filmmaking career, Bailey is a lifelong creative and has had a passion for cinema from a young age. As a filmmaker still very much finding his own voice, Bailey gravitates toward (but is not remotely limited to) character-driven narratives concerned with everyday human relationships and the roles of sex, gender, and queer identity in our daily lives.

Bailey plans to move to Los Angeles after graduation to continue pursuing work as a writer, director, and actor in the independent film scene.

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Director Statement

I was 17, I had just broken up with my first serious boyfriend, and I knew I wanted to make movies. So I sat down, wrote my first script, and tried desperately to make sense of what I was feeling. Do I need a reason to dump someone?

After a failed attempt to produce the film with some friends in high school, the project was given new life years later in film school. Older and more mature, my first script became my first real film, rejuvenated by creative experience and another waning romance.

We've all heard the expression "take your broken heart and turn it into art," but for this one, "break a heart and turn it into art" might be more accurate. I hope to present a take on breakups not often seen, but still more than worthy of an audience.