Coincidence, Love, Decay

Anne and Craig coincidentally meet for the first time in their building's elevator. There’s an undeniable spark, symbolized by Anne’s red scarf. Their relationship plays out in a montage: strolling through central park, dancing for one another, having found love. But, for reasons I let the audience imagine, Anne is no longer in the picture, and Craig is left with his lingering love to decay. He relives the moments he and Anne shared together, knowing in the end, they can only be cherished memories.

  • Ella Moriarty
  • Ella Moriarty
  • Ella Moriarty
  • Craig Braun
    Key Cast
  • Anne Hamilton Martin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - TBD
  • University of Oregon UFO Film Festival 2023
    Eugene, OR
    United States
    May 26, 2023
    Best Narrative Short Film
Director Biography - Ella Moriarty

Ella Moriarty is an 18 year old artist from Dundee, Oregon. Growing up she fell in love with dance, photography, and most importantly, film and the art of storytelling. Instead of attending college directly after graduating from Newberg High School in 2021, she decided to pursue a gap year. Ella currently resides in New York City with her grandmother, interning two days a week at Sunday Night Productions while waiting to hear from colleges about admission decisions. She plans to study and pursue her passion for visual storytelling in the fall of 2022.

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Director Statement

When I first saw the guiding words (Coincidence, Love, Decay), my mind immediately went to portraying a relationship. But I decided to pursue this interpretation in a new way, combining my love for old Hollywood film scores, the aesthetic of old movies and silent films, and my access to NYC and the beautiful Central Park. My grandmother and her friend agreed to help me fulfill my vision, and I used my iPhone, and the free computer program “DaVinci Resolve 16” to bring this to life.

Thank you so much for your consideration of my first film! I can't wait to get out and create the next one.