Christmas, I Guess...

“Christmas, I Guess…” is a story about a young musician from Indonesia named Charlotte, who is stuck in Los Angeles unable to be home for Christmas. Seeing how miserable Charlotte is, her best friend Michelle drags her to a Christmas party where Charlotte quickly realizes how far away she is from achieving what she came to LA to pursue. Missing home and feeling out of place at a party is not a good combination of emotions, but despite that, Charlotte discovers that the spirit of Christmas is so powerful that it still finds a way to fill her weary heart with love.

  • Cintia de Mita
    Director
  • Cintia de Mita
    Writer
  • Manifaith Creative
    Producer
  • GGX Entertainment
    Executive Producer
  • Brandon Esparza
    Director of Photography and Editor
  • Charlotte de Mita
    Key Cast
    "Charlotte"
  • Kristen Schalk
    Key Cast
    "Michelle"
  • Mario "Rio" Rodrigues
    Key Cast
    "Jacob"
  • ROZEN
    Key Cast
    "Trina"
  • Anzo
    Key Cast
    "Dave"
  • MaryAlyssa Rodrigues
    Key Cast
    "Jessie"
  • Ashley Sarver
    Key Cast
    "Posie"
  • Marissa Lee
    Dancers
  • Nicholas Granavel
    Dancers
  • Mariel Santos
    Dancers
  • Chris Castillo
    Dancers
  • Katie Buchholz
    Dancers
  • Cintia de Mita
    Songwriter, Music Supervisor, Choreographer
  • Viola Wàn
    Wardrobe
  • MaryAlyssa Rodrigues
    Set Design and Decorator
  • Brandon Esparza
    "A" Camera Operator
  • Dustin Bloodgood
    "B" Camera Operator
  • Dustin Bloodgood
    G&E
  • Saiko
    Colorist
  • Brandon Esparza
    Post-Production Coordinator
  • Christen Jang
    Key Make Up and Hair
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Christmas, Musical, Drama/Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Cintia de Mita

Cintia de Mita is an Indonesian director and choreographer who is passionate about telling thought and emotionally provoking stories through musical films.

She was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in the entertainment industry. As of December 2021, she has acquired a BA in Film and Media from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. In addition to her education and experience directing music videos and short films, she has directed and choreographed multiple dance visuals, each with their own unique story. She started creating dance visuals in 2016 and all her work are inspired by her life and/or observation of life around her. Her way of directing has also been enriched by her experience as a dancer, dance teacher, singer, actor, writer, gaffer, editor, or AD on various productions.

Cintia de Mita also has articles written on Voyage LA, Shoutout LA, and GASP Magazine edition 3, 4, 5, and 6, where she shares about her journey in Los Angeles’ entertainment industry and leaving her home in Jakarta, Indonesia to pursue her artistic career.

"Live your life, and there... You'll find your art" is something Cintia strongly believes in. She is sure that her passion for her craft, as well as her life experiences, will always fuel her to keep striving and thriving on her way up in the film industry.

www.cintiademita.com
Instagram: @cintiademita
YouTube: Cintia de Mita

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Director Statement

"Christmas, I Guess..." is such a special film to me. Not only does it wrap up my era of being a film student, but it also draws from my personal experience being so far away from home during the holidays. During this unprecedented time, with COVID multiplying its variants, I know a lot of friends who are not able to be with their family or celebrate the way they want to. I had created this film because I wanted to brighten up their spirits and bring some Christmas joy to them.

I am also so happy to be able to cast an Indonesian talent as my main actress. Representation is very important to me, and I am going to try and find more ways to showcase Indonesian talents in my future work!