Disconnected

Janine forces her teenage daughter and her two besties to have an actual conversation by confiscating their cellphones for one hour. Meanwhile she texts her husband she wants a divorce.

  • Jeannette Godoy
    Director
    Free 2 Be Me (Documentary short)
  • Jeannette Godoy
    Writer
  • Meredith Thomas
    Producer
    $tack$
  • Jeannette Godoy
    Producer
  • Jordan Brady
    Producer
    I Am Battle Comic (Documentary)
  • Tom Jenkins
    Producer
  • Meredith Thomas
    Key Cast
    "Janine"
    Quarter Life Poetry ( Sundance Episodic 2019)
  • Tom Jenkins
    Key Cast
    "Mark "
    How to Get Away with Murder
  • Gabi Feingold
    Key Cast
    "Gabi"
  • Sandy Esperanza
    Key Cast
    "Sandy "
  • Ivy Schoffman
    Key Cast
    "Ivy"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 42 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jeannette Godoy

Jeannette Godoy is a first generation, Mexican American filmmaker and storyteller. She comes to directing from a varied and eclectic background, starting her career as a choreographer where she worked in film, television and commercials. She is most widely known for having choreographed the celebrated music video, Baby Got Back, by Sir Mix A Lot. Her initial foray into directing earned her a trip to Cannes for a commercial entitled, "A Boy & His Tire." This spot for Bridgestone Tires is known for it’s beautiful visuals and subtle yet, emotional performance, received several prestigious nominations including the Young Director Award, as well as a spot in SHOOT Magazine’s New Director’s Showcase.

Jeannette is a passionate advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness and would love to see inclusion within the advertising community for people with disabilities. Her documentary, “Free 2 Be Me,” aired at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, screened at many film festivals and is currently airing on Dance Network. Her career focus is to work on projects that empower, enlighten and do something positive for the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she directs commercials and documentaries and has a side job as a full time shuttle driver to her teen daughters.

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Director Statement

I was inspired to write and direct ‘Disconnected’ by watching our teen girls and how they live every aspect of their lives through their phones and social media. While I love Facebook and Instagram myself, I remember a time when it didn’t exist and I know how to moderate my time on it. Our kids, however, have had Instagram since elementary school. What does that mean for the relationships/friendships they build throughout their lives? Is there always gonna be some element of technology in the middle of it? That’s the question I was trying to ask with the story.