Private Project


A woman reflects on a few of life's moments as Memory narrates her life journey. She revels in her past, until a turn of events creates a loss that affects the loved ones in her present.

  • Katie Steinbauer
  • Katie Steinbauer
  • Ruth Draper
    Key Cast
  • Danya Katz
    Key Cast
  • Grace Redifer
    Key Cast
  • Shilpa Cherian
  • Shilpa Cherian
  • Mikaela Reid
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kerela Association of Greater Washington Reel Deal Festival
    Washington D.C.
    April 26, 2015
    North American
    Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Story
  • Virginia High School League 1st Annual Film Festival
    Richmond, VA
    May 30, 2015
    North American
  • George C. Marshall Film Festival
    Merrifield, VA
    May 26, 2015
    North American
    Best Acting Talent
  • Robinson Secondary IB Film Festival (Robbies)
    Fairfax, VA
    June 4, 2015
    North American
    Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Katie Steinbauer

Katie Steinbauer's passion for the art of entertainment began in acting for stage. Seeking to improve herself further she turned to acting for film and television classes, and training with Aaron Jackson. While working on her first union set, she discovered that she had an odd fascination with the production aspect of film, which then led her to the IB FIlm curriculum. These courses under Jody McCabe and Lindsay Burgess equipped her for her creative capabilities, and gave her the ability to direct her first short film, Elephant.

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Director Statement

This short film was a labor of love. It contains a piece of me and my grandparents that I've now made immortal, and that's all I wanted to do; to create something beautiful.