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Archive & The Storyteller

On the brink of human extinction, a young couple struggles to secure a spot on the ‘Archive.’

  • Natasha Marie Rivera
  • Seamus Boyle
  • Natasha Rivera
  • Janice Theard
    Key Cast
  • Seamus Boyle
    Key Cast
  • Dan Kwon
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Simms
  • Boiling River Productions
  • Bruce Mitchell
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Natasha Marie Rivera

Natasha Rivera is a NYC native Writer, Director and Producer with over a decade of industry experience. She got her start as an Assistant Director for TV shows and films such as: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM, THE POLITICIAN, OTHER PEOPLE, PATTI CAKES and AMAZON’S FALLOUT. She’s been nominated for three DGA Directing Awards. Recently, Natasha was awarded NALIP’s Emerging Content Creator Fellowship along with producing grants from INWOOD ART WORKS and BRONX COUNCIL OF THE ARTS. She co-runs BOILING RIVER PRODUCTIONS with her husband, Seamus. The currently have several projects in development including an original superhero origin story which was a 2023 Official Selection for STOWE STORY LABS RETREAT.

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Director Statement

'Archive & The Storyteller' is first and foremost a love story that happens to take place before the end of the world. When creating it we also wanted to explore how technology and the environment continues to shape the way in which we experience and share our lives with each other. Through the visual medium we wanted to flow through this story and timeline in a way that mimics how we scroll through memories on our phone, or how we might "share" a moment of our life to the internet world. Despite their rapidly deteriorating world, we wanted these two main characters to stay grounded in what really matters most; our abilities to be present in the moment with those we love. We also wanted to look at the social and moral concepts of what it means to own your own story and in this case quite literally sometimes. Making this film during a global pandemic was exponentially difficult, but it was also endlessly rewarding to be able to come together to create and share something positive into the world. As the world changes rapidly, we feel an innate need to tell the story of preserving what we already have, because it is beautiful and fleeting.