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By Three

A desperate woman begs her estranged father to get home to her twins for their birthday. But, she is caught in the endless loop of addiction, mental illness, and homelessness.

  • Aviva Dawn Bender-Tualemoso
  • Debbie Vu
  • Aviva Dawn
  • Aviva Dawn
  • Debbie Vu
  • Dan Brenner
  • Arianna Tysinger
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Aviva Dawn Bender-Tualemoso, Debbie Vu

Aviva Dawn is a nice Jewish girl from Chicago who spent the bulk of her adult life in Hawaii, working in restaurants, teaching ESL, and being a wife and mother. North Carolina called, and Aviva was accepted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She wrote and directed a short film, "By Three", about the cycle of addiction, and developed the scripted series LOLO, based on her years in Hawaii as a wife and mother. She writes female-driven stories that use genre to amplify women’s inner lives.

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Director Statement

"By Three" is a culmination of Aviva Dawn's observations of the homeless population in downtown Winston-Salem. She wanted to highlight the vicious cycle of addiction and the pitfalls the homeless fall into, all while having hopes that things will be different this time.