Drifting Clouds

Ray, a 17-year-old drug addict, struggles to keep her relationship with her mother afloat while satisfying her addiction. When her high takes a turn for the worst, her hallucinations are stronger than reality.
'Drifting Clouds" explores the harrowing battle of addiction and the blurred lines between reality and illusion, as Ray grapples with the consequences of her choices, finding solace in her mind while losing touch with reality. As her story unfolds, the boundaries between truth and illusion blur, leaving her trapped in a surreal and harrowing struggle.

  • Alizé Benavides
  • Alizé Benavides
  • Edwin Medina Carrero
  • George Ayvazyan
  • Sheira Lempel
    Key Cast
    "Ray "
  • Neve Chai
    Key Cast
  • Timothy Kennedy
    Key Cast
  • Alicia Castaneda
    Assistant Director
  • Lina Kraftsoff
    Director of Photography
  • Lina Kraftsoff
    Camera Operator
  • Aidan Losardo
    Camera Operator
  • Aidan Losardo
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Daniel MacLean
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Tucker Blaine
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Sam Luscher
    Key Grip
  • Gabriel Valeriano
  • Joey Herath
  • Conor Sweeney
  • Luka Osadcijs
  • Christian Chico
  • Justice Tarver
  • Edwin Medina Carrero
  • Ghalesy Carreon
    BTS Photographer
  • Julian Andrews
    Sound Mixer
  • Nala Clophus
    Script Supervisor
  • Savvy Rodriguez
    Production Designer
  • Savvy Rodriguez
    Prop Master
  • Maria Abaya
    Makeup Artist
  • Edwin Medina Carrero
  • James Shaw
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    9,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Raw, Digital, 4K
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia College Hollywood
Director Biography - Alizé Benavides

Alizé Benavides is an up-and-coming filmmaker from Houston, Texas. She moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her passion for filmmaking and has since earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Directing Cinema from California College of ASU/Columbia College Hollywood. Her love for storytelling has been the driving force behind her work, which she hopes will inspire others to pursue their dreams. With her knowledge and experience in directing and writing films, Alizé is eager to continue her growth and knowledge in the industry.

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Director Statement

As a female Hispanic filmmaker with a profound love for films since the days of VHS tapes, I am deeply drawn to crafting narratives that embody the essence of bittersweet emotions intertwined with the struggles of reality. My passion lies in creating films that explore the raw human experience, evoking genuine emotions and shedding light on overlooked topics. Through the power of storytelling, my aim is to resonate with diverse audiences, fostering a sense of unity and empathy, ultimately inspiring meaningful conversations and promoting societal awareness. I am committed to using my creative voice to illuminate the shared human condition.