Classic Punk

A coming of age story for our unconventional protagonist, an elderly punk woman, Dorothy. In the wake of her best friend‘s death Dorothy must find the strength to stand up for herself and her right to party.

  • Ashley Hiatt
  • Ashley Hiatt
  • Brendan O'Brien
  • Aimee Mann
  • Sukdeep Singh
  • Nancy Ellen Shore
    Key Cast
  • Annette Guarrasi
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  • Frank Di Napoli
    Key Cast
  • Martin Pfefferkorn
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  • Nachayka Vanterpool
    Key Cast
  • Mark J. Becks
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  • Angel Luis Vazquez
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  • Hannibal Miles
    Key Cast
    "Neighbor "
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    Dark Comedy, Comedy, drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Ashley Hiatt

Ashley Hiatt is an artist, a producer, and a director based in New York City. Ashley has worked on a short documentary with Latino Justice calling for a stop to separating families at the border. She has also just finished up her Film Production Certificate this June. Ashley is now working on getting funding for her latest experimental script "Woodstock."

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Director Statement

I was 5 years old when my father fell heavily into drugs. My parents divorced almost immediately after his workplace, the Twin Towers, crumbled. Feeling like an abandoned child, I had a lot of growing up to do. Though the protagonist of my film is 60 years older than me, I relate to Dorothy’s struggle because of her children’s abandonment. This is our coming of age story.
Dorothy’s story is a particularly raw one, so I wanted the audience to feel the grittiness through unappealing close ups and inconsistent movement. I was inspired by the visual style from the movie Requiem for a Dream, and social media. On social media we see life through the curated lens of beautiful images, but is this the only way to see the world? My hope in this film is to empower and capture, ugly, lively, real feelings that are more than skin deep.