American Breakfast

A portrait of 87-year-old John Pustilnick, whose colorful past converges with his present reality in a quaint mobile home in Arizona.

  • Margaret Seid
    Above Snakes, The Little Voice
  • Margaret Seid
    Above Snakes, The Little Voice
  • Margaret Seid
    Above Snakes, The Little Voice
  • John Pustilnick
    Key Cast
    "John Pustilnick"
  • Edward Pinkava
  • Margaret Seid
  • Lucie Ternisien
    Additional Cinematography
  • Eddie Webb
    Additional Cinematography
  • Keegan Choffat
    Additional Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chapman University
Director Biography - Margaret Seid

Born and raised in Central Phoenix, Margaret is a filmmaker and first-year grad student at USC School of Cinematic Arts studying Film & TV Production.

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Director Statement

Margaret holds an eye for contemporary and relevant stories and believes that storytelling can positively change the way we view our own lives. She is driven to cultivate narratives that represent the diverse and authentic ones around us. Since 2019, Margaret has went on to direct and produce award-winning short documentaries including: Above Snakes, The Little Voice, Internal Glimpses and Diego. She has since graduated with a BFA in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary Film from Chapman University Dodge College.