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Death by Clichè

A women attempts to run from all of the clichèd circumstances of her life. Instead of getting away, however, she stumbles right into them. Will they be the death of her?

Based on the ideas of the novel Writing the Romantic Comedy, the film breaks down the romantic comedy formula into to a five-minute, darkly humorous short.

Written and Directed by Stephanie Turci
DOP: Blake Hemmel

  • Stephanie Turci
    Instructions Not Included Webseries, Trouvaille (travel & music) Series
  • Blake Hemmel
    Trouvaille Series, Visual Media Coordinator at Small Giants
  • Stephanie Turci
    Instructions Not Included Webseries,
  • Megan Orticelli
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Averbuch
    Key Cast
    "Male Romantic"
  • Stephanie Turci
    Key Cast
    Instructions Not Included Webseries, The Great Gatsby at Bay Street Theater
  • Hugh Geraghty
    Boom Operation
    Production Assistant at Giant Pictures
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 17, 2019
Director Biography - Stephanie Turci, Blake Hemmel

Stephanie is a New Jersey native and current New Yorker, with a passion for filmmaking and writing. She is inspired by all of the craziness that comes from being a 20-something in NYC, the characters she meets in the subway every day, and the simple struggle of sitting down to write a story worth telling.

Stephanie co-writes and stars in the webseries "Instructions Not Included", which premiered this June. Along with her writing partner, Kelsey Potkay, Stephanie creates short webisodes about the wacky world that is NYC.

Stephanie is also a professional NYC-based actor. She has performed at many regional theaters, such as Bay Street Theater, The State Theater of New Jersey and the Growing Stage. Stephanie performed in her first Off-Broadway show " '68: A New American Musical" at the Tank in NYC in April of 2018.

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Director Statement

If the work isn't coming your way, make your own.