Did You Hear About Grace & Aidan

A film in pieces. A young filmmaker wants to do a documentary about a couple that he knows for their one month anniversary. For reasons unknown, the couple refuses to be included in the project. However, through behind the scenes footage and interviews with friends of the couple, we can see a window into their lives and their relationships, highlighting that it's not only the words we say that matter, but the words we don't.

  • Leo Schnellinger
  • Levi Secter
  • Leo Schnellinger
  • Leo Schnellinger
    Key Cast
  • Jill Stephens
    Key Cast
  • Levi Secter
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia College Chicago
Director - Leo Schnellinger, Levi Secter
Director Statement

Levi Secter and I were classmates in my Cinematic Production class. I wrote the script, and when I was done immediately knew that Levi would make a good collaborator. We met up several times to go over the tone and methodology for shooting the project. It was originally his idea to shoot on an iPhone as well as a professional camera to give the illusion of behind-the-scenes footage. It was really nice to have somebody there who understood the vision and not only brought it to life, but contributed to it as well. When it came time to direct me in my scenes, we really reached a good balance on what I wanted to see and what he needed me to deliver. We were really in tune with where we were at in the project. I'm glad he went for my sort of "fractured film" idea at all, as it was a bit of a dice roll for us both. Overall, though, I think that the finished project really shows potential for the format. At least I think so.