Attempting Amends

As part of his AA 12-step program, Rusty is in his 9th step where he must apologize to everyone he's ever hurt. But with each attempt to make amends, he just ends up making each situation worse.

  • Jayde Anderson
    Mothers Gift, Shtriga, Cope
  • Christopher Bradley
    The Trigger, Focus, The Violation
  • Melvin Deer
  • Irma Ramirez
    Director of Photography
  • Natalie Bacon
  • It's Fine
    Music Band(s)
  • Chris Jimenez Reyes
    Music Composer
  • Spencer Dooley
    Key Cast
  • Mathew Zimmerer
    Key Cast
  • Pamela Fields
    Key Cast
  • C.D. Macaulay
    Key Cast
    "Garrick "
    Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me
  • Deatra D. Branston
    Key Cast
  • Troy Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Vee Kinslow
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Navabi
    Key Cast
  • Carl Lightbody
    Key Cast
    "Homeless Man"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Dramedy, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    22,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tuscon, Arizona
    United States
    September 18, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jayde Anderson

Jayde Anderson is a Director originally from Glendale, Arizona. She has directed four short films three of which she wrote. Her short drama film, Central Office, won Audience Choice and Best Director Awards at the 2017 Scottsdale Short Film Festival. The short horror she directed, Shtriga, was accepted into 5 festivals nationwide as well as 2 international and won 7 awards including 3 Best Director Awards, Best Horror Short, Best Thriller Short and Best Short Film. During Covid Jayde wrote and directed the micro horror, Mother's Gift, which went on to win Best Micro Horror Short at the Austin After Dark Film Festival in Austin, Texas and Audience Favorite Award at the Women in Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Director Statement

I first read the feature version of this script while on a plane and was laughing out loud and thought "we need to make this film". I'm always fascinated with themes around alcohol or alcoholics, even the first short film I wrote (Central Office) was about one as well and I think it's because I have first hand experience of living with one. I was excited to make this film because it is a comedic perspective rather than the dramatic one I had directed before and it made it more lighthearted for me to be apart of. Attempting Amends is a proof of concept for the feature version that we hope to get off the ground one day, and I truly hope you enjoy watching it!