Being Me (Or Close To It)

A short semi-autobiographical experimental film that deals with anxiety and depression.

  • Sage Drake
    "Our Shot," "Alone"
  • Sage Drake
    "Our Shot," "Alone"
  • Angelita Bushey
    "Our Shot," "Alone"
  • Charlotte Wallis
    "Our Shot," "Alone"
  • Quincy Saadeh
    Key Cast
    "Our Shot," "Alone"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    High Definition
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Blackboard International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival

    Best Producer and Best Documentary
  • Kids First! Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival

    Winner: Best Young Actress Quincy Saadeh
  • Cosmic Film Festival

    Finalist: Best Short Film 1-10 Minutes
  • UK Motion Picture Festival

    Best Experimental Film
Director Biography - Sage Drake

Studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. Film instructor was Jay Rosenblatt.

Director of (currently) twenty-seven short films including "Alone" and "Our Shot".

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Director Statement

I went through a horrible anxiety and depression disorder for three years where I just couldn't function. I didn't even know I was having this and that made it even more a nightmare. I eventually got help that was needed. I decided to make a semi-autobiographical about this but have made as a woman's journey film.