Experiencing Interruptions?

Bird, Louise & Somebody Else

Two kids entangled in the pursuit of young love find themselves colliding with the life of a woman experiencing a crisis.

  • Harrison River Hathaway
  • Quintana Jones
  • Harrison River Hathaway
  • Quintana Jones
  • Quintana Jones
  • Enzo Martin
    Key Cast
  • Benny Schlesinger
    Key Cast
  • Katherine Metke
    Key Cast
    "Somebody Else / The Lady"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Benjamin Franklin High School
Director Biography - Harrison River Hathaway, Quintana Jones

Harrison Hathaway had no interest in film until Sophomore year in High School, where offered Art classes weren't sufficient. As an alternative he dropped Art to try out the Film program. Javier Perez, his teacher, hooked him- starting his journey of discovery. Nothing had motivated him more heavily than when he met Quintana at the end of senior year. They had concluded that they were going to make a movie together, and they got to work.
Harrison is determined to pursue Film and Art to inspire change on the topic of mental health. Struggling heavily with it himself for years, art has kept him away from many suicidal desires. Since it is now the only reason he is alive, it will be the only option as a career. Currently starry eyed and excited for his future to learn and grow, he is eagerly at work on his next project.

Quintana Jones spent her younger years in Manhattan, which contrasted childhood in Henniker, New Hampshire. Now she is loving the in-between of Portland, Oregon. She attends Franklin High School and works closely with the Franklin Film School.
As a student she loves stories. Right now that means directing, writing, shooting, editing; anything and everything.
Quintana is especially interested in presenting the voice of Gen-Z through the lens of the past—in order to learn about the world through the intersectionality of art and film.

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Director Statement

At the heart of the conception of this script is the bumpy fragmented reality of teenage life, and question marks of new love. The giddy awkwardness between Bird and Louise provides most of my favorite moments.
While working on many small projects for school, Harrison (co-creator) and I hoped to pull off something more ambitious. A big part of this for me was experiencing a casting process. I was motivated by feeling responsible for my talents’ time, and by working with other passionate people. I am often told filmmaking is a team sport, and this project proved that to me. I am grateful for this jumping off point as a filmmaker, and hope to expand upon Bird, Louise and Somebody Else’s themes of existential nonsense.
- Quintana Jones

Although I am extremely proud of this film, I am dwelling on how unprepared we were going into this. We were really inexperienced and young, so on the production side, we were stumbling. Our story boards were gorgeous in comparison to the finished project, there was so much we couldn't get, or failed to get due to shooting conditions. The story was initially written out of order, going into post-production that didn't work, so we fumbled about until settling on the current chronological framework. Again, I am proud of the fact that we completed something so advanced for our high school education, but- well I'm just gonna keep looking forward, and moving on to more projects. I learned a lot, and met some amazing people! BLSE took place between May 2019-August 2021, the major setbacks -and breaks- due mainly to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
- Harrison Hathaway