Private Project

Faraway, Nearby

Faraway, Nearby is a hybrid documentary/fiction short film exploring the desolate landscape and desert community in Joshua Tree, CA. Co-written with actor Jessica Farr, the film documents a woman’s search for connection and solitude, noise and silence.

  • Eduardo Wienskoski
  • Eduardo Wienskoski
  • Jessica Farr
  • Jessica Farr
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eduardo Wienskoski

Eduardo Wienskoski is a Brazilian-American filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl learning from and working with artists such playwright Terrell McCraney. He then attended the FSU Film program and interned with fellow alumni, Adele Romanski (Producer, Moonlight). For the past decade he has lived in Los Angeles and worked as an editor/cinematographer. His work has screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Faraway, Nearby is a short film made in the spirit of being playful with narrative forms. The starting point was a simple outline but was mainly shaped through a collaborative process with the lead actress Jessica Farr while shooting took place. This was the first time I've worked this way and it was exciting to discover the story while in the thick of it and to use techniques that I've learned while working in non-narrative films. A huge source of inspiration came from the quote:

"I am writing to a rhythm and not to a plot."
-Virginia Woolf