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A Little Body, A Little Earth

A tipsy game of truth or dare between friends begins to disintegrate as Vera realizes she is performing her self.

  • Alex Sarrigeorgiou
    Cave People, Grip, Con Spirito
  • Alex Sarrigeorgiou
    Cave People, Grip, Con Spirito
  • Cameron Morton
    Lollygag, Soft Landings, Whalebone. August
  • Alex Sarrigeorgiou
    Key Cast
  • Alison Jaye
    Key Cast
    Shameless, Unbelievable, Call Jane
  • Tij D'Oyen
    Key Cast
  • Meagan Smith
    Key Cast
  • Jack Tynan
    Key Cast
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    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alex Sarrigeorgiou

Alex Sarrigeorgiou is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in New York City.

She's half Greek, half Romanian, and grew up in Athens, Greece. She studied drama at Vassar College, and her poems have appeared in *82 Review, Hypertrophic Literary, Fugue, and The Tishman Review, among others.

Alex brings her love of poetry to her work as a filmmaker, telling lyrical stories about personal transformation and existential despair, with female and queer experiences at the center.

In 2018, Alex wrote, produced and performed in Con Spirito, a short film inspired by the college years of poet Elizabeth Bishop. Her directorial debut short film, Grip, is available to watch now on Film Shortage.

​Alex is in development on her first feature film. She is an ISA Development Slate writer, currently on the ISA's list of Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2022.

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Director Statement

A Little Body, A Little Earth is an experimental narrative short film, shot in one take.

Five friends sit around a table, drinking and talking. They play truth or dare, chattering and laughing about sex, among other things. They push each other to reveal bigger, deeper truths. Confessions spill out and everyone is more vulnerable than they thought they could be. But are they really being vulnerable? Vera admits to not knowing who she is. She feels she is performing herself: "I play Vera. I've studied her. I know every line.”

The truth is, every character in this film is hiding behind a mask. Maybe every person alive is hiding behind a mask. I personally experience this feeling often: that moment of dissociation, when you can feel yourself putting on a show of being yourself, and you don’t even know who you are underneath. It’s a lonely feeling. You want to connect with the people around you, but you just can’t seem to “be yourself.” You are terrified that someone will see you for who you are, and you also desperately want someone to see you for who you are. This film is my attempt at capturing that feeling.