Private Project


Deborah relies on chance to avoid making any choices in her life, but then faces a decision that can’t be left up to fate.

  • Rick Hamilton
    Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, The Fear Inside
  • Rick Hamilton
    Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, The Fear Inside
  • Rick Hamilton
    Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, The Fear Inside
  • Hanna Zakouri
  • D'Vorah Bailey
    Key Cast
  • Haya AlGhanim
    Director of Photography
    What Now?
  • Craig Klonowski
    Original Score
    When the World Goes Dark, Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, The Fear Inside
  • Sang Oh
    Art Direction
    Matchgirl, What Now?
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Speechless Film Festival
    Mankato, MN
    United States
    March 17, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Women's Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    March 19, 2017
    Pennsylvania Premiere
  • Phoenix Film Festival
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    April 7, 2017
    Arizona Premiere
  • The Film Festival at Little Washington
    Washington, VA
    United States
    April 9, 2017
    Virginia Premiere
  • Nassau Film Festival
    Princeton, NJ
    United States
    May 20, 2017
    New Jersey Premiere
  • Hobnobben Film Festival
    Fort Wayne, IN
    United States
    June 17, 2017
    Indiana Premiere
  • SOHO International Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 20, 2017
    New York Premiere
  • Burien Film Festival
    Burien, WA
    United States
    June 24, 2017
    Washington Premiere
    Best Writing, Student Film
  • Drunken Film Festival
    Bradford, England
    United Kingdom
    July 15, 2017
    UK Premiere
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 16, 2017
    Texas Premiere
    Best Foreign Short--Drama Nomination
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Bellmore, NY
    United States
    July 19, 2017
    Long Island Premiere
    Best Student Short Nomination
  • Boulevard Film Festival
    Queens, NY
    United States
    July 22, 2017
    Queens Premiere
  • SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival
    Hamilton, NY
    United States
    July 28, 2017
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole, MA
    United States
    August 2, 2017
    Massachusetts Premiere
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    August 5, 2017
  • Chain NYC Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    August 7, 2017
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Best New Work
  • Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
    Queens, NY
    United States
    August 7, 2017
Director Biography - Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton is an award winning filmmaker whose short films, including "Choices," "Matchgirl" and "The Fear Inside." have played at festivals around the world. He directed the Off-Broadway show "Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies." His work Off-Off Broadway includes "Geeks! The Musical" and "Sophia." He has aided in developing shows and directed staged readings of "Candy Hearts," "Sarah was Mine" and "A Retail Carol." Rick also directed the steampunk burlesque cabaret "Suave and the Boner," which has been performed in Ohio and repeat engagements in NYC (Original Cast Album available on iTunes). After a career of performing on and directing for the stage, Rick has transitioned to filmmaking. He recently graduated from The New School with a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Film Production.

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Director Statement

"When you can't choose between two options," I once overheard, "write them both down on two slips of paper, shuffle them up and then pick one. Either the decision will be made for you or you'll know upon seeing the answer what you'd hoped deep down it would be. I have a friend who makes all her decisions that way."

I thought to myself, "Well, you couldn't make ALL your decisions that way."

And the film was born.