About a Girl

A struggling writer’s life is invigorated when he breaks a mysterious girl out of a mental hospital.

  • Luca Isabella Whitaker
  • Luca Isabella Whitaker
  • Enoch Leung
  • Owen Di Vita
    Key Cast
  • Giulianna Ome
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Romance, drama, comedy, mental health
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SCAD
Director Biography - Luca Isabella Whitaker

Meet Luca Whitaker, a 21-year-old filmmaker and writer. She dives into mental health advocacy with her latest project, 'About a Girl.' Luca's youtube channel, spanning 400+ videos, explores lifestyle, travel, and personal growth. In 2021, she contributed to a fashion/travel docuseries in Italy, drawing from her diverse experiences. Luca aspires to weave her unique journeys into original TV and film content.

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Director Statement

Five years ago, a brain injury from prescribed medication during wisdom teeth removal brought me to the ICU, unveiling life's overlooked treasures. In this story, a struggling author finds inspiration breaking Arabella, a mental hospital patient, out each night. Together, they inject joy into their mundane lives. Jonathan gains creativity from Arabella's carefree spirit, while she learns to embrace life's present moments. Through this film, I aim to shed light on the stigma of mental health, emphasizing that even at rock bottom, life holds beautiful reasons to persevere.