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Empty Nesters

A young Midwestern couple, on the brink of starting a family, makes a last-ditch effort to save their marriage on a romantic getaway at their MN lake cabin.

  • Devon Solwold
    Run That Sh*t! (Editor), Eyes of Eidolon (Editor)
  • Devon Solwold
  • Liz Kraushaar
  • Darren Dean
    Tangerine, The Florida Project, Premature, Infiltrators
  • Jenna Krasowski
    Key Cast
    "Leah Brown"
    Nesting Dolls
  • Kevin Holloway-Harris
    Key Cast
    "Asa Brown"
  • Kristin Rudrüd
    Key Cast
    "Lorraine Robinson"
    Fargo, Pleasantville
  • Scott Horvik
    Key Cast
    "Wally Robinson"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SCAD
Director Biography - Devon Solwold

Devon is an emerging filmmaker whose past work has received accolades including the 2019 Coca-Cola Regal Films Grand-Prize and a 2019 NATAS Student Southeast Emmy win for Short Form Non-Fiction. His recent feature film screenplay advanced to the finals at the 2020 TFI and AT&T’s Untold Stories Program for the $1,000,000 budgetary grand prize. He is currently distributing his latest short film, Empty Nesters, executive produced by The Florida Project and Tangerine producer, Darren Dean.

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Director Statement

In Minnesota, I’m observing a wake of close friends committing to
marriage at a young age in response to the cultural expectations
buried deep in tradition. This is based on the wilting belief that
who they are now, who their partner is now, will continue to be
that way forever. But the hard truth is, people change. Loved ones
grow out of each other. Loved ones become strangers. Rose colors
fade. Self discovery is constant.
Empty Nesters presents an avenue for me to wade through this
daunting truth during a shaping period in my life (and thanks to COVID, a cabin-fevered metamorphosis of my own), and challenge
the Midwestern sensibilities I’ve been raised upon. It's a time
capsule of my state of mind. This is my tribute.
My ultimate artistic goal is to reflect my truth and message
through a fictional reality that neighbors my own. By doing this,
my mission is to constantly exercise transparency and
vulnerability, fluidity in collaboration, all the while staying
committed to the virtues of the film.