For Forever

Elijah, an introverted anxiety-filled young man who thinks he’s finally with the girl of his dreams. Ava is the opposite; she’s an outgoing, caring, and free-spirited woman. While he’s setting up their home for an elaborate proposal, he finds a shoebox under the bed. When he opens it, he comes face to face with a voodoo doll that Ava’s made of him in secret. Suddenly, Elijah’s idea of Ava being his “perfect fiancé” comes crashing down. When he searches for answers, we realize, Ava’s been controlling Elijah with the doll, for years.

  • Cici Gee
    Director
  • Sakshi Gurnani
    Writer
  • India McKinney
    Producer
  • Nicolette Ellis
    Key Cast
    "Ava"
  • Gregory St. Vilius
    Key Cast
    "Elijah"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 34 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    7,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, ALEXA
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Cici Gee

Cici Gee (Director) is a queer Black & Latinx multidisciplinary artist specializing in photography & installation art. With a passion to create art that delves into self-exploration, identity, and emotions, Gee also does commercial work from time-to-time. Their work has been featured in multiple issues of F-Stop Magazine. They were previously awarded for their work and are now sponsored by Blick Art Materials. Gee holds their BFA in Photography and Digital Arts at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. They recently earned their Master’s in Directing at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Gee is currently in pre-production for an upcoming documentary.

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Director Statement

Has your past ever come back to haunt you? Have you ever felt lonely? Have you ever wished to change things that were out of your control? Have you ever thought you were doing the right thing?

With a man who just wants to love her…
…and a woman who is willing to do anything for love.

She loves him more than she should.

At what point do your good intentions become dangerous? Would you be able to justify putting someone’s life on the line for your happiness? When does your own trauma become blinding?

Doing bad things doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. In a situation where bad is good and good is bad, no one is a villain. No one is in the wrong.